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Oregon Public Benefit Funds for Energy Efficiency

Oregon Public Benefit Funds for Energy Efficiency

  • Signed into law in July 1999, SB 1149 established a $60 million Public Purpose Charge (PPC) of which about 12 percent, about $7.5 million yearly, is earmarked for low-income weatherization. See electric utility restructuring legislation
  • NW Natural Gas collects public purpose funds based on a percentage of revenues amounting to about $5 million yearly, at least $1.5 million is earmarked for low-income weatherization.

LEVERAGING

2010: $7.4 million
2009: $10 million
2007: $7 million
2006: $7.1 million
2004: $7.5 million