Small Scale Local Energy Projects

ORS 470.575
Jobs, Energy and Schools Fund

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The Jobs, Energy and Schools Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Jobs, Energy and Schools Fund shall be credited to the Jobs, Energy and Schools Fund. Moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the State Department of Energy for use as provided in this section.


The fund shall consist of any moneys directed by law, gift, grant or donation to the fund and moneys from base efficiency package fees collected pursuant to ORS 470.655 (Project initiation fee).


The department shall use fund moneys:


To promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy conservation projects, including the clean energy deployment program established in ORS 470.810 (Clean energy deployment program), that would otherwise result in a higher overall cost to the applicant when energy costs and the financing and repayment costs for the project are considered, by using the fund moneys to help reduce the overall financing costs associated with related projects; or


To transfer to an appropriate fund for carrying out any purpose under this chapter specified as a condition of a gift, grant or donation. [2009 c.753 §16; 2010 c.92 §2; 2011 c.467 §9; 2013 c.656 §18]
Chapter 470

Notes of Decisions

There is nothing in this chapter which requires the Department of Energy or its director to recover loans or withhold future loan installments for the purpose of compelling compliance by the borrower with the wage and employment conditions of state law. State ex rel Building Council v. Bureau of Labor, 61 Or App 22, 656 P2d 325 (1982), Sup Ct review denied


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