Research, Development, or Demonstration Facility (RDD)
(1)Criteria. Eligible RDD facilities shall comply with one or more of the following criteria:
(a)Research facilities that include a test bench research, prototype or pilot scale construction of a theoretically proved or primary researched new renewable resource generating or conservation technology;
(b)Development facilities that include the manufacture or initiation of the capability to manufacture new products for renewable resource generating or energy conservation in Oregon;
(c)Demonstration facilities that are likely to resolve questions on how to apply new renewable resource generating or more efficient energy technologies through pilot or production scale applications of technology; and
(d)Facilities that are likely to achieve Department’s goals as determined by the Director and shall demonstrate a reasonable potential to result in benefits in Oregon for which the value is likely to exceed the value of the tax credit, based on information filed with the application for preliminary certification.
(2)Eligible costs. Eligible costs for a RDD facility may include:
(a)Engineering, design and administrative costs
(b)Costs inherent in a research, development or demonstration facility that may not result directly in saved or produced energy. Such costs may include:
(A)Facility design, monitoring, assessment, evaluation and reporting. This includes but is not limited to: the development of standards, specifications, policies and procedures facilitating technology transfer; instruments, and controls.
(B)Other equipment needed to monitor, assess or evaluate the facility and the impacts of the facility.
(c)The following costs related to demonstration model(s) may be considered eligible:
(A)Materials for the demonstration model(s).
(B)The manufacturing, construction, assembly, and/or installation of the demonstration model(s).
(C)Testing and monitoring the demonstration model(s).
(d)Other eligible costs as determined by the Director.
Rule 123-600-0250 — Research, Development, or Demonstration Facility (RDD),