Energy Incentives

ORS 469B.991
Civil penalty when contractor certificate revoked


The Director of the State Department of Energy may impose a civil penalty against a contractor if a contractor certificate is revoked under ORS 469B.118 (Forfeiture of tax credits). The amount of the penalty shall be equal to the total amount of tax relief estimated to have been provided under ORS 316.116 (Credit for alternative energy device) to the contractor or to purchasers of the system for which a contractor’s certificate has been revoked.


The State Department of Energy may not collect any of the amount of a civil penalty imposed under subsection (1) of this section from a purchaser of the system for which the final certificate has been revoked.


Civil penalties under this section shall be imposed as provided in ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).


A penalty recovered under this section shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the General Fund and is available for general governmental expenses. [Formerly 469.994; 2015 c.701 §34; 2019 c.483 §12]
§§ 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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