OAR 330-070-0029
Third-Party Alternative Energy Device Installations


A third-party who intends to complete a third-party alternative energy device installation must obtain a reservation before commencing installation.


The third-party must apply to reserve potential tax credits by submitting a completed reservation request to the department. A reservation request may only be submitted after the owner of the residential property has entered into a contract for a third-party alternative energy device installation. The reservation request must contain the information required by the department and be submitted in PowerClerk.


The department may require the third-party to provide a copy of the signed contract at any time after the submission of a reservation request. Failure to provide requested documents within 30 calendar days may result in the loss of reservations made by the third-party.


A third-party may reserve no more than 25 potential tax credits in each reservation request application. The following limits on reservation requests also apply:


A third-party may request the reservation of up to 50 potential tax credits each week.


A third-party may request no more than 900 reservations between January 1 and September 30 and may request no more than 1,300 total reservations in a calendar year.


The department will not accept reservation request applications once the annual limit in Oregon Laws 2011, chapter 730, section 75 has been reached.


The department will reserve the requested potential tax credits from the amount allowed by Oregon Laws 2011, chapter 730, section 75 and will provide the third-party with a reference number for each potential tax credit. The owner of the residential property at which the alternative energy device is installed must include the reference number on their tax credit application.


A third-party may release a reservation by submitting a written request or notification within PowerClerk, including the reference number, to the department. If reservations are released in the same tax year they are reserved the department will re-allocate the potential tax credits to new reservation requests in the order the requests are received. Reservations of potential tax credits may not be transferred, except to a purchaser or owner of the residential site address where the AED is located.


The department will continually monitor the rate of allocation of tax credits to ensure that the total amount of tax credits do not exceed the amounts specified in Oregon Laws 2011, chapter 730, section 75. The department will allocate potential tax credits according to these rules and in the order in which requests are received. The department will return any excess reservation requests. A third-party may not commence installation until a reservation reference number is issued by the department.


The department will issue tax credits based on the year the potential tax credit is reserved if the installation is completed, as verified by an approved final inspection issued by the local jurisdiction, before April 1 of the following tax year. Tax credits for installations completed after April 1 of the tax year following the reservation must reserve a new tax credit through the PowerClerk system and will be issued a tax credit for the tax year in which the installation is completed.


Reservation of potential tax credits does not guarantee approval of tax credit applications.

Source: Rule 330-070-0029 — Third-Party Alternative Energy Device Installations, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=330-070-0029.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 330-070-0029’s source at or​.us