PIM Development Intro

Introduction

The Program Implementation Manual (PIM) is the backbone of the community solar program. When complete, the PIM will contain all of the additional rules, requirements and procedures that make up the Oregon Community Solar Program. Creating the PIM is one of the critical activities happening during the development phase of the program. The Program Administration team and OPUC staff have divided the PIM into five sections. The sections will be drafted in parallel, to help get the program up and running as quickly as possible. Each section of the PIM will go through its own cycle of development, starting with input gathering, and followed by multiple drafts and rounds of revision. Each section will have its own stakeholder comment period about halfway through its development cycle.

Stakeholders who indicate that they want to provide input on program requirements when they sign up for the interest list will be notified at several points during the development cycle of each of the five sections:

  1. When initial input is sought (as needed),
  2. When a draft is ready for written comment, and
  3. When the section is finalized.

When all the sections are finalized, the full PIM will be assembled and submitted for final approval by the Commission.

If you would like to be updated when chapters become available, please sign up to our interest list here.

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Webinar Reminder, PIM Timeline Update, and New Project Funding Resources Available

Program stakeholders and potential project managers should attend the upcoming PIM Overview webinar on Thursday, November 21st at 12:30 PM. During the webinar, the program administration team will go over policy changes that reflect the most recent Commission Order, updates to the PIM, and the pre-certification launch timeline. Register here for the November 21st webinar. The PIM will be published on the Oregon Community Solar … Continue reading Webinar Reminder, PIM Timeline Update, and New Project Funding Resources Available

New PIM Chapter Released: Stakeholder Feedback Requested

The draft of the Balance of PIM chapter regarding how and when bill credits are applied to utility bills, subscription payments, and cancellations is now available under Resources and ready for stakeholder comment. The deadline for comments is 10/18/2019. Feedback submissions are limited to one per organization. Any individual or organization can submit feedback on chapter sections or submit general comments.  Instructions on submitting feedback can … Continue reading New PIM Chapter Released: Stakeholder Feedback Requested

Updated Launch Timeline: Important New Milestones, including PM registration opening and Pre-certification Application opening!

The revised schedule for program launch is below. These dates are subject to change based on the OPUC/PA team approval process. Policy lane topics posted to UM 1930 and the final PIM will be posted to the docket. Workshop registration dates will be posted on the sidebar and Updates page. Continue reading Updated Launch Timeline: Important New Milestones, including PM registration opening and Pre-certification Application opening!