Thank you to all the project teams who applied for funding during 2024 Round 1 (2024-R1) OR-MEP Open Enrollment.  

OR-MEP received 66 applications for funding in 2024-R1 Open Enrollment that closed on March 1, 2024.

With $3 million in funding available this round, 33 projects were selected from 18 organizations for OR-MEP funding based on the competitive scoring process. OR-MEP allocated funding between four categories as follows:

Project Type/Utility Pacific Power Service Area Portland General Electric Service Area Total
New Construction $778,000 $1,002,000 $1,780,000
Existing Building $789,000 $493,000 $1,282,000
Total $1,567,000 $1,495,000 $3,062,000

There are more projects seeking OR-MEP funding than the program’s budget will be able to serve. In July 2023, OR-MEP launched a competitive Open Enrollment process in collaboration with the OR-MEP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coalition.

Open Enrollment intends to distribute funds more equitably to benefit residents who are navigating low income, people of color, those who are disproportionately impacted by high energy burden, those for whom English is not their first language, and those living in rural communities.

After 2023-R1, the program team worked with the DEI Coalition to revise some of the Open Enrollment criteria. The revisions aimed to better account for differences between rural and non-rural areas, evaluate the influence of BIPOC Culturally Specific Organizations (CSO) on the project, and award more points for projects serving households with very low incomes. A full summary of updates for 2024-R1 is available in the Open Enrollment 2024-R1 Application Guide.

Yes, the new criteria made selection more likely for projects that are serving rural residents, residents navigating very low incomes, and residents at properties working with BIPOC CSO or owned by BIPOC CSO. Selected projects include:

  • 22 projects in rural communities
  • 16 projects serving residents navigating very low incomes
  • 13 projects partnering with or owned by BIPOC Culturally Specific Organizations
  • 18 projects in communities with a high priority area index score of 3 or higher, indicating very high energy burden
  • 18 projects in communities with previous low enrollment in OR-MEP and high energy burden including northeastern Oregon, coastal Oregon, and central Oregon

Note, some selected projects have more than one of the above characteristics.

The following four charts detail the projects selected in 2024-R1 within each set aside category.

Pacific Power Existing Building (15 Selected Projects)

Project Name Applicant Organization Location Number of Units
Apple Rogue Apartments Apple Rogue Apartments LLC Grants Pass 16
Beaver State – Spyglass Viridian Management Lincoln City 40
Brookside Rose – Brookside Village Viridian Management Phoenix 40
Crooked River – Madison Viridian Management Madras 30
Crooked River – Willow Creek Viridian Management Madras 40
Indian Hills Apartments Viridian Management Pendleton 48
Leisure Way Apartments Viridian Management Wallowa 8
Majestic Gardens – Fountain Court Chrisman Development, Inc. Harrisburg 5
Majestic Gardens – LaSalle Court Chrisman Development, Inc. Harrisburg 8
Princeton Apartments Umpqua Community Development Corporation Roseburg 26
Security Apartments Viridian Management Pendleton 25
Terwilliger Plaza Viridian Management Pendleton 20
Trestle Apartments CCB Ventures LLC Madras 5
Two River Apartments – Winston Viridian Management Winston 34
Westwind Forest Gnome Investments, LLC Cottage Grove 13


Pacific Power New Construction (5 Selected Projects)

Project Name Applicant Organization Location Number of Units
Clara Vista Redevelopment Hacienda CDC Portland 108
North Bend Family Housing North Bend City Housing Authority North Bend 100
Owens Adair Annex Northwest Oregon Housing Authority (NOHA) Astoria 50
Third Street Commons Corvallis Housing First Corvallis 46
Valor Place Linn Benton Housing Authority Albany 30

Portland General Electric Existing Building (7 Selected Projects)

Project Name Applicant Organization Location Number of Units
Beaver State-Cascade Valley Viridian Management Mt. Angel 40
Beaver State-Willamina Villa Viridian Management Willamina 24
Duck Country-Dunhill Viridian Management Dundee 28
Francis + Clare Place Catholic Charities Portland 61
Glenhaven Park Newberg Viridian Management Newberg 32
Liberty Street Complex Project Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Salem 6
Sheridan Housing Project Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Sheridan 20

Portland General Electric New Construction (6 Selected Projects)

Project Name Applicant Organization Location Number of Units
73Foster REACH CDC Portland 64
Alder 9 Centro Cultural Portland 159
Altura Apartments (formerly Goldcrest) Goldcrest Housing Associates LP Beaverton 75
Dolores Hacienda Community Development Corporation Hillsboro 67
Simpson Studios Bridges to Change Portland 30
The Jade Redevelopment APANO Portland 40

The selected projects are located throughout Pacific Power and Portland General Electric territory, as shown in the maps below.

The chart below shows the average application scores by utility territory and project type (i.e., existing building or new construction). The average score for all selected projects in 2024-R1 was 20.2 out of a total possible 37 points.

OR-MEP Average Application Scores Chart 2024 R1

The following charts show average scores for selected projects in each of the prioritization criteria categories.

OR-MEP Selected Project Average Scores 2024 R1

OR-MEP Open Enrollment 2024-R1 Selected Projects Average Scores

Prioritization Criteria Pacific Power Existing Buildings Pacific Power
New Construction
Portland General Electric Existing Buildings Portland General Electric New Construction
Project is in a BIPOC community 4.2 2.6 3.0 3.0
Project is primarily serving BIPOC residents 0.0 2.4 1.9 4.0
Project’s High Priority Index Score (Energy Burden) 4.2 4.2 3.6 4.3
Project location relative to available resources 10.0 7.2 7.3 1.7
Project is a Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Project is serving households with very low incomes 1.5 3.4 2.7 2.8
Non-profit or housing authority 0.1 2.0 0.9 2.0
Total Average Score 20.7 21.8 19.3 17.8