We work with local, state and federal government agencies to align the various programs and funding sources available to customers, like tax credits, grants and loans, to help them invest in clean energy projects.
Oregon Department of Energy
Energy Trust and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) have coordinated program planning and delivery since we were created in 2002. ODOE is one of the three administrators of programs and services funded by the public purpose charge established by the Oregon Legislature in 1999. The department provides technical and program oversight for conservation retrofits funded by the public purpose charge in public K-12 schools served by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power.
ODOE’s mission is broad. As a state agency, its work includes energy facility siting, nuclear safety, emergency preparedness and energy resource planning. ODOE covers all utility territories (including the five investor-owned utilities Energy Trust serves), all fuels, and transportation and demand management.
For more information visit the ODOE website.
Oregon Housing and Community Services
Energy Trust and Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) have coordinated program planning and delivery since we were created in 2002. OHCS is one of the three administrators of the public purpose charge established by the Oregon Legislature in 1999. The department administers the portion of the charge allotted for low-income weatherization and bill payment assistance.
OHCS administers energy and weatherization programs through local community action agencies and other community service providers. Visit OHCS for more information.
Federal grants and loan programs are available through agencies like the U.S. Department of Energy or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, federal tax credits may be available for the installation of energy-efficient equipment and improvements and renewable energy systems.
Information about federal tax credits that may be available for your project is available on our cash incentives pages. For more detailed information on federal tax credits for home improvement visit the ENERGY STAR® website. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency is a comprehensive information source for energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives.
Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund
The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) was created by a ballot measure passed in 2018 by Portland voters to implement climate actions that center on equity and serve traditionally underrepresented populations.
The program launched in 2020, and grants will be awarded to eligible nonprofits to support local clean energy projects, innovation and job creation. Visit the PCEF website for more information. To find out how Energy Trust is supporting PCEF applicants, click here.