Or. Admin. R. 330-140-0040 - Pre-certification of New Cost-effective Energy Efficiency Projects

(1) Only a large electricity consumer approved as an eligible self-direct program participant by the Oregon Department of Energy is eligible to submit an application for pre-certification of a cost-effective energy efficiency project.
(2) Large electricity consumers shall apply directly to the Oregon Department of Energy for pre-certification of new cost-effective energy efficiency project investments that have a simple payback of greater than one year and less than ten years on a form supplied by the Oregon Department of Energy.
(a) Information submitted on the form shall include but not be limited to: the name of the large electricity consumer; a description of the site; a description of the cost-effective energy efficiency project; detail of the costs of the cost-effective energy efficiency project; estimated electricity savings from the project; and calculations that support or demonstrate the electricity savings and simple payback of the project.
(b) On the application, the applicant shall: answer a "Yes/No" question whether the site's prior year electricity usage is greater than one average megawatt; include site electric usage in kWh from the prior year; and attach supporting documentation in the form of a spreadsheet or equivalent from the utility showing the monthly usage amounts, for all meters associated with that site, that sum to the prior year usage. Sites that do not have greater than one average megawatt prior year usage are not eligible to self-direct the amount charged in rates pursuant to ORS 757.054(4).
(3) The Oregon Department of Energy shall determine the eligible costs for the cost-effective energy efficiency project.
(4) Pre-certification of the cost eligible for credit and a description of the cost-effective energy efficiency project shall be approved or denied in writing by the Oregon Department of Energy within 30 days of the receipt of a complete application.

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Or. Admin. R. 330-140-0040
DOE 3-2001, f. 10-25-01, cert. ef. 10-29-01; DOE 6-2004, f. 10-14-04, cert. ef. 12-1-04; DOE 1-2019, amend filed 01/11/2019, effective 7/1/2019; DOE 3-2021, amend filed 12/13/2021, effective 1/1/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 469.040, ORS 756.040, ORS 757.600 - 757.687, ORS 757.054 & Oregon Laws 2021, chapter 547 (House Bill 3141)

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 756.040, ORS 757.600 - 757.687, ORS 757.054 & Oregon Laws 2021, chapter 547 (House Bill 3141)

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