We are working hard to bring in federal and state resources to cover needed investments, take advantage of new federal grants and credits, and connect customers with new federal tax credits, rebates and incentives.
PGE, along with other stakeholders, applied for a variety of grants and awards following the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Below are more details on the grants PGE or a co-applicant has been awarded, or that include PGE as a partner.
A $250 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will help the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, in partnership with PGE, complete vital transmission upgrades. This significant contribution to the reliability of Oregon’s clean energy infrastructure will enable enhancements to the existing 230 kV Bethel-Round Butte Transmission line – a crucial artery in the region’s transmission system.
The PNWH2 Hub was selected to begin award negotiations with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) as part of this cutting-edge clean energy opportunity, marking the first step in a multi-year process to affirm hydrogen project feasibility, affordability, and impacts. PGE’s project concept would utilize the site of the former Boardman Coal Plant, which was demolished in 2022, to locate a potential new facility to produce clean hydrogen to generate clean electricity, continuing PGE’s investment in eastern Oregon.
Investments in grid edge computing will help PGE maintain resilient grid operations during severe weather events and achieve progress toward our decarbonization targets. Grid edge technologies improve resilience, enable the integration of distributed energy resources, and maximize customer investments in home energy solutions.
This first round of funding will allow PGE and coalition of partners aim to gain a deeper understanding of regional needs, risks and opportunities related to jobs in the clean energy labor market. The clean energy economy has a role for everyone, and – together with our partners – we’re proud to be a leader in efforts to shape a more inclusive and equitable energy industry.
More information on incentives and rebates for individuals can be found on our Discounts & Special Offers page.