PGE Renewable Development Fund

October 31, 2023


2023 application window: May 31 - July 31.

Portland General Electric Company (PGE) offers its customers a voluntary renewable power option. A portion of the customer payments for renewable power are used to seed the Renewable Development Fund, which provides financial support for local renewable power projects.

The Renewable Development Fund supports new renewable energy projects less than 10 MW in capacity that are directly interconnected to PGE's grid or delivered to PGE through a Power Purchase Agreement. The Fund also supports certain research and development projects and educational components associated with renewable energy projects previously funded by the PGE Renewable Development Fund. 

Priority is given to projects:

  • hosted by a public or non-profit entity or in partnership with such an entity; 
  • sited within the PGE service territory and owned by a PGE customer; 
  • benefiting environmental justice communities; 
  • providing a substantial educational, environmental and economic benefit to the community and PGE customers;
  • or demonstrating efforts to obtain all other available funding sources, including incentives, grants, tax credits, in-kind donations or other creative efforts


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Portland General Electric Co
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Tidal
  • Wave
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
  • Anaerobic Digestion


Name: Renewable Development Fund
Organization: Portland General Electric
Address: 121 SW Salmon Street
Portland OR 97204
Phone: (503) 228-6322

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.