Energy Incentives

ORS 469B.139
Criteria for high-performance homes, renewable energy systems, combined heat and power facilities and facilities using or producing renewable energy resources

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The State Department of Energy shall by rule establish all of the following criteria:

(1)

For a high-performance home, the minimum design and construction standards that must be met or exceeded for a dwelling to be considered a high-performance home, including but not limited to standards for the building envelope, HVAC systems, lighting, appliances, water conservation measures, use of sustainable building materials and on-site renewable energy systems. The criteria must also establish the minimum reduction in estimated net purchased energy that a dwelling must achieve to be considered a high-performance home.

(2)

For a homebuilder-installed renewable energy system, the minimum performance and efficiency standards that a solar electric system, solar domestic water heating system, passive solar space heating system, wind power system, geothermal heating system, fuel cell system or other system utilizing renewable resources must achieve to be considered a homebuilder-installed renewable energy system.

(3)

For a high-efficiency combined heat and power facility, the minimum performance and efficiency standards that the facility must achieve to be considered a high-efficiency combined heat and power facility.

(4)

For a facility using or producing renewable energy resources, standards relating to criteria required under ORS 469B.136 (Priority given to certain projects) (2).

(5)

Standards, consistent with the definitions in ORS 469B.130 (Definitions for ORS 469B.130 to 469B.169 and 469B.171), relating to what constitutes a single facility. [Formerly 469.197]
§§ 469B.130 to 469B.169

(formerly 469.190 to 469.225)

Law Review Citations

16 WLR 392 (1979)

§§ 469B.100 to 469B.118

(formerly 469.160 to 469.180)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Installation date of alternative energy devices, Department of Energy rule provisions and tax credit limitations, (1977) Vol 38, p 1198; credit from utility to customer feeding excess electrical power from residential alternative energy device back into utility's distribution system, (1977) Vol 38, p 1475


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