Oregon Department of Energy

The Oregon Department of Energy is a statewide agency created in 1975. We have four core agency divisions:

  • Nuclear Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Energy Planning and Innovation
  • Energy Facility Siting
  • Energy Development Services

We help homeowners and renters across the state.

ODOE has helped hundreds of thousands of Oregonians heat and cool their homes more efficiently, weatherize their homes, and move to more efficient devices. With our guidance, cutting edge energy efficient options have become commonplace. Since 1978, our residential programs have saved or displaced enough energy in the state to serve about 400,000 households for one year.

We help local, regional, and state public agencies and schools.

We’ve helped state of Oregon agencies reduce energy use and meet efficiency goals ahead of schedule. Programs designed specifically for K-12 schools have helped more than 100 districts implement energy efficiency projects, resulting in more comfortable classrooms and better learning environments for students and educators.

We help businesses, farmers, nonprofits, and tribes.

Our technical expertise and financial programs help support energy conservation, alternative fuel vehicles, and renewable energy development for businesses, ranchers, farmers, nonprofits, and others who want to save energy and generate clean power.

We’re ready to serve Oregon in the future.

Across the state, we’re advancing energy innovation and accessibility – from energy storage to facility siting and oversight. We prioritize diversifying Oregon’s energy mix, successfully integrating new energy sources into the grid, and overseeing nuclear energy safety. We also support statewide efforts to meet Oregon’s future energy needs and responsibilities, including pressing issues like climate change.

ODOE’s mission is to lead Oregon to a safe, clean, and sustainable energy future. As part of this mission, we are committed to ensuring that all communities can participate in and benefit from a sustainable energy future – from access to electric vehicles and renewable energy to initiatives that support equity and keep energy affordable.

Improving access and developing policy through an equity lens is always a work in progress, and our success in these efforts is bolstered by tapping into the talents of a diverse workforce and stakeholder community‚Äč. This involves building an inclusive and diverse agency, reflective of the Oregonians we serve.

We’ll continue to promote equal opportunities to all people regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, political or religious affiliation, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, veteran status, and any other protected class for which discrimination is prohibited by state or federal law.