Community Solar Program update

The Program Administrator just released the draft requirements for Project Manager participation in the program and responses are due by June 27.  The opportunity for providing input is different than anticipated - they are essentially using a survey to gather input from individual companies.  However, OSEIA will be replying to the survey as well so please both complete the survey yourself and also email Angela with your comments.

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Community Solar gets its day at the Oregon Legislature

OSEIA Community Solar Subcommittee Chair Charlie Coggeshall organized an informational hearing on June 11th in the House Energy and Environment Committee.  OSEIA members Charlie Coggeshall, Evan Ramsey, Sean Micken, and Bridget Callahan were joined by PUC staff, PGE and Pacific Power to discuss the current status of the program.

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Call for Solar Technical Instructors

The Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association (OSEIA) is seeking a highly organized individual with a professional demeanor and dynamic presentation skills to help deliver our existing technical courses and develop new technical courses including, but not exclusive to the following content… Deadline to apply is July 9, 2019.

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Update from the Capitol 5.16.19

It’s the final six weeks of legislative session and things are heating up in the Oregon Capitol.  After the Oregon House passed a new corporate tax to fund schools, Senate Republicans walked out, delaying a Senate vote on the tax bill. The Senate struck a deal – in order to allow the tax bill for a vote, a pro-vaccine bill and a gun violence prevention bill would have to die.  The tax bill passed the Senate and is on its way for the Governor’s signature.  It’s great news that the tax bill passed – not only will Oregon’s schools finally have adequate funding, but also the bill’s passage clears the way for other bills to move forward. 

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Docket Number UM 1930 - OPUC Memo on Stakeholder Engagement

The PUC just released the below memo regarding the stakeholder engagement process/strategy. A webinar will be held on May 10 to provide more information.

Within the memo there's a link to this "engagement site," where you can register your email to receive future communications regarding stakeholder engagement associated with the program implementation. The site hosts general information on engagement and provides opportunities to submit input to survey responses.

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