Or. Admin. R. 330-140-0070 - Certification of Qualifying Expenditure for New Renewable Resources

(1) Large electricity consumers whose above market costs of new renewable energy resource purchases have received pre-certification from the Oregon Department of Energy are eligible to apply for certification of qualified expenditure on a form provided by the Oregon Department of Energy.
(2) A signed contract to purchase or receipt(s) for purchase of renewable energy certificates or RECs, sometimes referred to as "Green Tags," for new renewable energy describing the amount to be paid and the length of the agreement must accompany the application for certification of qualified expenditure. 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. Retail electricity consumers that do not have greater than one average megawatt prior year usage are not eligible to self-direct their public purpose charge.
(3) Proof of amount paid must accompany the application for certification of qualifying expenditure for constructed new renewable energy resource projects.
(4) Proof of purchase for constructed projects costing less than $50,000 may include canceled checks, credit card statements, and binding contracts or agreements.
(5) Constructed project costs of $50,000 and more shall have an independent certified public accountant attest to the cost of the project.
(6) Certification of qualified expenditure shall be approved or denied by the Oregon Department of Energy within 30 days of the receipt of a complete application. Qualifying expenditures include fees paid to the Oregon Department of Energy for administering the self-direct program.
(7) The certification of qualified expenditure shall describe the term for which a contracted new renewable energy resource purchase is eligible for credit against public purposes charges owed.

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Or. Admin. R. 330-140-0070
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 7-2015, f. & cert. ef. 12/23/2015; 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 469.165, ORS 756.040, ORS 757.600 - 757.687 & Oregon Laws 2021, chapter 547 (House Bill 3141)

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

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