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Local Option - Rural Renewable Energy Development Zones

Date Last Updated6/18/2013
Incentive TypeTax
State/FederalOR
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeThe Oregon Business Development Commission
Incentive Initiation Date9/6/2005
Incentive Size and Funding SourceCities, counties, or several contiguous counties in Oregon can set up Rural Renewable Energy Development (RRED) Zones. The zone can only cover territory outside of the urban growth boundary of any large city or metropolitan area. New commercial renewable energy property in these zones are eligible for a 3 to 5 year local property tax exemption. Each zone sets a local cap for the total amount of property that can qualify for the abatement, up to $250 million.
Eligible RecipientOwners of commercial renewable energy property that generate electricity from wind, geothermal, solar, biomass or other unconventional forms of energy in Oregon or produce, distribute or store biofuels. Property must be located in a RRED zone.
Eligible FuelBiogas; Woody Biomass
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Incentive DetailsDepending on the zone, businesses may also be eligible for other local property tax incentives.
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