Sustainability & Innovation Projects

The City of Pendleton is working every day on behalf of the citizens to be the premier energy efficient city in Eastern Oregon.


Below are a list of energy efficient projects the City of Pendleton has completed to help reach our sustainability goals.

Solar Systems installed at the following local facilities:

 

Water Filtration Plant (WFP) - 100 kW DC State Roof Mount

  • Project completed in 2007
  • Solar energy provides 100% of peak demand.

Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) - 200 kW DC Tracking System

  • Project completed in 2008
  • Solar energy provides 50% of existing demand.

Solarize Pendleton - Ongoing

  • Created by Lee Jorgensen in 2010, through the RARE Program.
  • Loan Program via Wastewater Rate Stabilizer Fund
  • Phase 1: 2010
    • 56 homes participated.
    • 39 loans through the city were utilized.
    • Single contractor - LiveLight
    • In total, 135 kW DC installed on residential homes in Pendleton installed in 2010.
  • Phase 2: 2011
    • 46 homes and 4 businesses participated.
    • 25 residential loans and 4 business loans were utilized.
    • Single contractor - LiveLight
    • 103 kW DC installed on residential homes in Pendleton. 
    • 57 kW DC installed for businesses.
  • Phase 3: 2012
    • Energy Trust of Oregon became an Ally.
    • 6 homes and 2 businesses participated.
    • 5 residential loans and 2 business loans were utilized.
    • 20 kW DC installed for homes, 19 kW DC installed for businesses.
  • Current Phase: 2013 - Present
    • 2014: 50 kW static roof commercial installation
    • 2015: 3.92 kW static roof residential installed
    • Currently working on increasing community outreach and increasing awareness of the program.
  • Total PV solar to date: 901 kW DC

Pendleton School District - Green Energy Program participation

  • Solar panels funded through Oregon's Department of Energy's Green Energy Program.
  • May 2015 : 63 kW DC static roof mount on Hawthorne School
  • Future : Sherwood and Washington Schools are both planned to include energy efficiency elements, including renewable energy.

Pendleton Army Aviation Facility - 105 kW installation

  • 48 kW DC static roof mount on parking structure
  • 102 kW DC tracking system on ground
  • Over $12,000 in utility

Eastern Oregon Regional Airport - 10 MW proposed installation

  • ​Proposed installation: 10 MW
    • 7 MW average demand
    • 14 MW peak demand
  • Solar lease on 65 acres owned by City.
  • Still moving forward on project.

Weatherize Programs:

Weatherize Pendleton - Ongoing

  • ​Partnering with Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Program goal is to educate citizens about how to affordably make their home more comfortable.

Wood Stove Replacement Program - Ongoing

  • Partnering with Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Program goal is to increase fuel efficiency and improve air quality in and around Pendleton.
  • To date, a total of 185 wood stoves have been replaces under the WSRP.
    • 143 gas and propane stoves have replaced wood stoves.
  • To date, Pendleton's air quality has met DEQ/EPA mandated particulate attainment levels.
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