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Energy Trust of Oregon: Biopower
The Energy Trust of Oregon, an initiative of the Oregon Department of Energy, provides technical assistance and financial incentives to municipality and business projects that convert organic waste into biofuels for generating electricity or heat. To qualify, project nameplate capacities cannot exceed 20 MW and must result in savings for the electric utility. The Trust can cover up to 50% of the cost of a consultant (up to $200,000) and offer other support for project development. Additionally, it offers installation incentives based on the net present value assessment of the project’s costs and revenues, in return for a portion of the environmental attributes generated.