Oregon To Study Issues re Regulation and Net Metering of Ocean Renewable Energy


Recently introduced Oregon House Bill 2187 would require the Department of State Lands to study issues relation to regulation and net metering of ocean renewable energy. H.B. 2187 declares that, “consistent with the transmission planning requirements provided for by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, it shall be the policy position of the State of Oregon that any regional transmission planning processes conducted for the transmission planning regions that wholly or partly encompass any areas of this state shall adequately consider the transmission of electricity from ocean renewable energy generated within Oregon’s territorial sea, as defined in ORS 196.405, or within adjacent federal waters.” If signed into law, the bill would take effect immediately.

Additional Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, Net Metering: Policy Overview and State Legislative Updates (updated Dec. 18, 2014).