Renewable Portfolio Standard
Oregon's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is an active example of the pride and protection Oregonians show toward our rich and resourceful region. The RPS requires Oregon's largest utilities to provide 50% of their electric power retail sales from renewable resources by the year 2040.
This 50% by 2040 mandate places Oregon in the top sector of RPS percentage demand, among nearly 30 states that have adopted their own RPS. There is currently no federal law requiring states to transition to renewable energy. It is up to us to create and protect laws to encourage responsible transition.
What does the RPS mean for small-scale and community based renewable energy projects?