Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) worked with Renewable Northwest over the interim to develop a policy allowing to streamline energy siting for renewable energy. This resulted in HB 2329. Oregon counties currently review smaller scale renewable energy projects. Under the proposal in the bill, developers would be empowered to select which process they prefer between the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) and county processes for larger scale renewable energy projects. Counties adhere to strict standards within the land use permitting process and would continue to do so under the bill. Opening up the option for developers to work with counties on large scale projects, where counties already have the tools to review renewable energy projects allows the siting process to move more expediently, efficiently, and cost effectively, and helps the st