Blue Sky Community Project Funds
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An opportunity to promote additional renewable energy development
For more than ten years, Pacific Power’s Blue Sky customers have made a difference by supporting renewable energy in the Western region. Since 2006, Blue Sky customers have also helped fund many new community-based renewable energy projects in Oregon, Washington and California. Many of these projects are now complete, generating electricity and providing educational opportunities.
Annually, Pacific Power teams up with Blue Sky customers to help support the installation of community-based, non-residential renewable energy projects in the company’s service area, furthering the growth of renewable energy in local communities.
Projects are identified and selected through an application review and evaluation process. Applications from those seeking funding are accepted only during a defined period of time.
Dollars available for awards are limited and awards can range from a few thousand dollars to more significant investments and may differ from the amount requested by the applicant. Awards are offered on a competitive basis.
Blue Sky community project funding comes from customers participating in the Blue Sky Block option and is available to help cover the capital costs of installing qualifying, new renewable energy systems within the Pacific Power service area.
Please thoroughly review the information available on this site for details on applying; we strongly recommend that you verify that your project will be able to meet all requirements prior to submitting an application.
What you'll find on this website:
- 2013 funding award timeline (The 2013 application period is now closed.)
- Requirements & eligibility
- Award recipient requirements
- Evaluation & selection
- Application tips
- Apply for funding
About Blue Sky
Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program provides customers with the opportunity to support renewable energy facilities and play a part in building a larger market for renewable energy. The Blue Sky Block program allows customers to support 100 kilowatt-hour blocks of western region supplied wind energy. Funds from customers participating in the Block option are used to purchase renewable energy certificates from Western region renewable energy facilities. A portion of funds are also used for customer education, community outreach and program administration costs. Any additional funds, not used to cover program costs, may be used to support qualifying initiatives, including helping the installation of community-based, non-residential renewable energy projects that support the growth of renewable energy in Pacific Power’s service area in Oregon, Washington and California. The funds available for this program vary from year to year and awards are offered on a competitive basis.