In May, Energy Trust of Oregon selected five small-scale (<360 kWAC) community solar projects aiming to serve customers traditionally underrepresented in public processes and solar incentive programs to receive custom incentives.
The program received eleven applications, screened projects for eligibility, ranked projects by incentive request and selected five projects based on funding availability. Pacific Power selections were limited to those incentive requests that could be fully supported within the dedicated $500,000 of available funding.
The following projects were selected for the Small-Scale Community Solar Incentive, listed by smallest to largest incentive request:
|Project Name||Project Manager||Location||Aggregate Project Capacity (kWAC)||Total Incentive Request||Utility|
|Jim & Salle's Place||ROSE Community Development Co.||Portland||40 kWAC||$53,000||PGE|
|OSF Community Solar||Oregon Clean Power Coop||Talent||129.6 kWAC||$100,000||Pacific Power|
|Whisky Creek Solar||Whisky Creek PM, LLC||Beatty||165 kWAC||$105,000||Pacific Power|
|Cherry Creek Solar||Cherry Creek Project Manager, LLC||Sprague River||359 kWAC||$135,000||Pacific Power|
|Wood River Solar||Wood River PM, LLC||Klamath Falls||359 kWAC||$140,000||Pacific Power|
Project Managers for selected projects received a Preliminary Incentive Reservation notice and instructions on next steps and further required actions.
Energy Trust will incorporate learnings from this process into future incentive offerings to support more small-scale and community-led community solar projects.