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Feed in Tariff

Oregon Feed in Tariff - FIT

*The next round of open sign-ups will be 4/1/2014 and will use a lottery system. Click here for more information on April 1st enrollment.

The traditional Feed in Tariff model, such as the one used in Germany, pays a premium for kWh as they are generated. Oregon's model differs slightly in that you will not operate as a mini power producer for the grid, but will use the power on site to offset your electric costs. As well as saving money on your bill, you will receive an additional incentive amount from the utility for your solar electricity production. You will be subject to current net metering policies which restrict system sizes to produce equal or less than the energy consumed on site on an annual basis.

At this time Oregon's pilot feed in tariff project will only be available to customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power and Idaho Power. The Feed in Tariff is referred to by the utilities as a "solar payment option" and the "volumetric incentive rate (VIR).”

Please see utility links and the Feed in Tariff FAQs for more information.

click here to view the final decision by the Public Utility Commission (PUC) on 5/28/2010

click here to view the Administrative Rules set by the PUC.

click here for traditional Tax Credit and Incentive model

Available for new systems installed after July 1, 2010, this pilot is limited to 27.5 megawatts of production, about fifty percent of which is set aside for small scale producers like homeowners.

Review the DSIRE website below for Rates and further information.

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  • How does the Oregon Feed in Tariff work?
  • Who is eligible to sign up for the Feed in Tariff?
  • How do I sign up for the Feed in Tariff?
  • Will I still be able to get incentives and tax credits if I sign up for the Feed in Tariff?
  • Is there any limit to the size of system I can install?
  • What equipment will I need to participate?
  • How long will I receive Feed in Tariff Payments?
  • What happens after 15 years?
  • What if I move during the 15 year period?
  • If my utility doesn't participate now, will they in the future?
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