Portland General Electric has announced the 2019 application window and available funding for the Renewable Development Fund. The RDF is a reimbursement grant program funded by Portland General Electric’s Green Future participants, and is available to all PGE customers for qualifying renewable energy systems. Over $2.3 million is available for the 2019 round and PGE will competitively select grant requests from applicants for potential projects.
The PGE Renewable Development Fund grant application window opened on April 1, 2019, and will close on May 31, 2019. Competitive projects will typically include applicant contributions amounting to a minimum of 15 percent of total project cost. Projects must demonstrate significant community benefit beyond electricity generation. Projects will also be required to meet a technical review and verification of the system information by PGE. Preference will be given to systems installed on and owned by nonprofit organizations or public entities. For public projects subject to the 1.5% Green Energy Technology requirement only eligible project costs beyond the 1.5% will be considered for grant funding.
As a reminder, the Solar Development Assistance incentive application must be submitted before design work can begin and is a requirement in order to combine utility grant funds and Energy Trust solar incentives. The Solar Development Assistance incentive application will be available in PowerClerk now. Contact Robert Wyllie, Solar program coordinator, for more information.