Sustainable Energy

COIC is dedicated to working with businesses and public agencies in Central Oregon to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.  These projects benefit our community and our local economy by increasing local natural resource business and employment opportunities, reducing costly imports of non-renewable energy supplies to the region, and providing economic development opportunities that support our regional quality of life.

Our Involvement in Sustainable Energy

COIC has played a leadership role in renewable energy development in Central Oregon since 2004.  We co-founded and coordinated the Business Alliance for Sustainable Energy (BASE) project, helping to support and expand the existing cluster of renewable energy businesses in the region.  We have provided guidance on the following projects:

  • Warm Springs biomass power plant – technical assistance
  • Woodgrain Millworks – assistance with securing tax credits
  • Crook County School District – financial and technical feasibility analysis
  • Crook County and the City of Prineville – grant oversight for the Oregon Dept of Energy Community Renewable Energy Feasibility Fund, eventual implementation of 16 solar panels sites throughout the region
  • Clean Energy Works Oregon – provided grant management for energy efficiency implementation on residential houses throughout Central Oregon

Energy Efficiency Programs

For a list of Central Oregon Energy Efficiency and Weatherization program, click here.

Incentive Programs

There are a variety of incentives for energy efficiency projects at the Local, State and Federal level.  Please click on the links below for more information.

Check with your local power company about potential services including: net metering, irrigation pump and sprinkler efficiency programs, and solar hot water.
Central Electric Co-op
Midstate Electric Co-op
Pacific Power & Light

State of Oregon

Oregon Department of Energy

USDA Rural Development

For more information:

Katrina Van Dis, Program Coordinator
Contact by Email