OAR 860-085-0600
Project Application Requirements

In addition to the information required by ORS 757.539 (Eligibility criteria)(4)(a)–(k), a Project application must include:


General information:


A description of how the Project satisfies the minimum eligibility criteria described in ORS 757.539 (Eligibility criteria)(3)(a)–(f);


A discussion of all Project measures being employed to reduce emissions;


The estimated Project measure life;


A description of the Project boundary and scope;


A discussion of the emission reduction strategy used, and why the approach is appropriate, timely, and merits approval; and


Whether the Project is able to generate environmental credits or certificates and any potential revenues associated with their sale or use. The utility must explain the rationale for the proposed treatment of any credits and refer to any appropriate protocols, certification systems, regulatory regimes, or other rules for generating, trading, and retirement of such credits or certificates;


Cost recovery information:


A requested method for cost recovery as described in ORS 757.539 (Eligibility criteria)(8);


A showing of the Project benefits received and the allocation of benefits for each type of ratepayer. “Project benefits” means those benefits that accrue to ratepayers of the utility when such benefits can reasonably be attributed to the Project;


A description of any requested incentive payments, and requested recovery that complies with OAR 860-085-0750 (Utility Incentives for Applicable Projects). A utility may propose an incentive structure with its initial Project proposal that can then be applied to subsequently approved Projects; and


Any required tariffs; and


An Emissions Reduction Verification Plan that includes;


The methodology used to calculate the projected emission reductions. The methodology must identify:


A Project baseline; that is, an estimate of the emissions that would occur under the ordinary course of business or set of conditions reasonably expected to occur within the defined boundary and scope of an Emission Reduction Project in the absence of the Emission Reduction Project, taking into account all current laws and regulations, as well as current economic and technological trends;


Emission leakage and Project emissions, which must be deducted from the emission reductions generated by the Project activity. “Emission leakage” means a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within the Project that is offset by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions outside the Project. “Project emissions” means any emissions attributable to the implementation of an Emission Reduction Project; and


How the emission reduction verification methodology was developed; and


A plan for monitoring emission reductions, including the ongoing collection and retention of data for determining the Project baseline, Project emissions, and emissions reductions that are attributable to the Project. With the plan, the utility must describe the methods and equipment used, and identify the anticipated costs of monitoring and verifying emission reductions.

Source: Rule 860-085-0600 — Project Application Requirements, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=860-085-0600.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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