Coop Sparks Ballot Fight Over Oregon RPS

Oregon’s Umatilla Electric Cooperative (Umatilla) is challenging the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS), hoping to revise the standards to allow hydropower to count towards meeting the requirements.  Without this revision, the coop plans to add an initiative on the ballot that could gut the law.  The challenge is raising debate about whether the coop is strong arming or seeking something reasonable that will strengthen Oregon’s position as the data center capital of the world.  For more information about how Oregon coops like Umatilla would be affected by the existing RPS and Umatilla’s proposed changes, click here.

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