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Mandatory Utility Green Power Option

Eligibility 
Utility
Savings Category 
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Oregon
Program Type 
Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Provider 
Oregon Department of Energy

Oregon enacted legislation ([http://www.leg.state.or.us/07reg/measpdf/sb0800.dir/sb0838.en.pdf S.B. 838]) in June 2007 that requires all electric utilities to offer customers an optional green-power program. A "significant portion" of the electricity sold by a utility as green power must be generated using qualifying renewables, including wind energy, solar-thermal energy, solar-electric energy, ocean energy, geothermal energy, hydropower and/or certain forms of biomass energy. Each utility must inform customers of the sources of the electricity included in its green-power program.