Electricity Rates in Oregon

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Oregon

  • Population
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    4,237,256
  • Total Production
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    62,081,784 MWh / 14.65 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    52,335,400 MWh / 12.35 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    43,810,027 MWh / 10.34 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    6,791,853,323 kg / 1,602.89 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    18,272,479 MWh / 4.31 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Oregon

Oregon residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in September.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.118/kWh$0.103/kWh$153.46/mo.$77.77/mo.
8th11.34¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Oregon
10th$105.56Average residential monthly electricity bill for Oregon Residents

Oregon Electricity Fuel Mix

Oregon's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Oregon in 2022 is 11.34 cents per kilowatt hour, compared to the national average of 14.46 cents. This ranks Oregon as the 8th lowest priced state in the country using average electricity rate. When shopping for electricity, customers have many options to choose from for their electricity company due to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. Consumers in the state consume 84.30% of the electricity that the state's power plants produce its power plants, while the remaining 15.70% produced can be exported or stored. The state generates around 14.65 megawatt hours per person per year from its electricity generating plants, which makes it the 21st largest generator per capita in the nation. The state is ranked 5th in the country for percentage of electricity produced from sustainable fuel types, creating 70.57% of their electricity from these sustainable sources. There has been a 8.73% increase in the amount of electricity produced from solar fields over the course of the last year, which is an increase of 123,195.39 megawatt hours per year.

Residential Electricity Providers in Oregon

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED13.44110.287,937,7161,066,605,56010,304,126.78
PacifiCorpBUNDLED10.1695.666,026,499612,316,4462,371,817.5
Eugene Water and Electric BoardBUNDLED11.58107.84965,746111,841,595
Central Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.14125.44520,51847,550,000
Central Lincoln PUDBUNDLED9.95103.73433,97143,196,000
Springfield Utility BoardBUNDLED7.2377.63367,83426,595,900
Emerald People's Utility DistrictBUNDLED10.41132.05299,91831,229,82617,685
Oregon Trail Electric CoopBUNDLED10.1296.85294,91129,845,200
Midstate Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.04117.22269,96124,396,000
Consumers Power IncBUNDLED10.76128.42257,61927,707,000

Commercial Electricity Providers in Oregon

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED10.64533.856,481,802689,553,71010,304,126.78
PacifiCorpBUNDLED8.35548.515,656,719472,384,9602,371,817.5
Eugene Water and Electric BoardBUNDLED9.18670.38786,29672,168,377
Springfield Utility BoardBUNDLED7.24375.64244,30917,679,000
Umatilla Electric CooperativeBUNDLED6.51452.05194,71012,682,800
Oregon Trail Electric CoopBUNDLED8.45294.1184,63515,605,900
Central Lincoln PUDBUNDLED8.72242.62179,18915,626,000
McMinnville Water and LightBUNDLED6.88392.82174,68212,011,000
Idaho PowerBUNDLED8.52292148,36312,642,788685,996
Midstate Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.48302.6127,3699,532,000

Power Plants in Oregon

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wasco County Conventional Hydroelectric 6,744,508
Multnomah County Conventional Hydroelectric 4,645,424
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 3,832,6341,470,694,158.08383.73
Carty Generating StationPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Morrow County Natural Gas 3,027,3171,110,338,070.1366.77
Hermiston Generating PlantHermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)PacifiCorp (50.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 2,562,7991,008,264,850.18393.42
Columbia County Natural Gas 2,456,623911,422,550.36371.01
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
Klamath County Natural Gas 2,264,362.18882,097,880.16389.56
Boardman Natural Gas 1,888,398695,471,003.36368.29
Boardman Natural Gas 1,347,715488,917,921.1362.78
Columbia County Natural Gas 825,327379,632,626.8459.98

Quick Facts

Oregon generates 29.43% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 4.31 megawatt hours per resident and places Oregon as the 44th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita each year.

Ranking 16th in wind power production in the nation, Oregon has a total yield of 8,853,708.23 megawatt hours from wind turbines.

The state of Oregon is the 28th highest generator of electricity in the country, producing 62,081,784.23 megawatt hours.

Within the past year, there has been a 11.41% decrease in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electricity generation in Oregon.

Wind turbines produce 2.09 megawatt hours per year per person for Oregon residents, which is 13th highest in the United States.

Oregon is the 28th highest consumer of electricity with consumption totaling over 52,300,000 megawatt hours.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Baker County16,668389.98$106.74/mo
Benton County95,1843310.66$123.16/mo
Clackamas County421,40121613.43$110.20/mo
Clatsop County41,0725114.40$140.27/mo
Columbia County52,5894213.83$148.69/mo
Coos County64,929611.08$108.77/mo
Crook County24,738539.32$121.07/mo
Curry County23,446212.35$122.04/mo
Deschutes County198,253569.21$119.08/mo
Douglas County111,20161210.50$106.06/mo
Gilliam County1,99541110.39$117.17/mo
Grant County7,2333110.37$100.21/mo
Harney County7,495449.22$89.27/mo
Hood River County23,977629.65$104.63/mo
Jackson County223,2593810.16$95.57/mo
Jefferson County24,5024610.34$125.28/mo
Josephine County88,090310.33$97.71/mo
Klamath County69,4133149.80$102.55/mo
Lake County8,1605119.23$108.98/mo
Lane County382,97110911.49$144.42/mo
Lincoln County50,3954110.52$118.98/mo
Linn County128,6103410.43$110.34/mo
Malheur County31,5713119.50$100.43/mo
Marion County345,92041612.02$116.19/mo
Morrow County12,18641310.14$116.04/mo
Multnomah County815,4284312.74$108.75/mo
Polk County87,4336311.17$109.92/mo
Sherman County1,8704912.25$136.90/mo
Tillamook County27,3902110.29$109.74/mo
Umatilla County80,0758129.74$103.69/mo
Union County26,1962110.07$97.21/mo
Wallowa County7,3914110.65$95.59/mo
Wasco County26,6704212.41$141.02/mo
Washington County600,3723215.19$134.82/mo
Wheeler County1,451311.34$105.40/mo
Yamhill County107,7224813.46$117.01/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For electricity generation purposes, the state of Oregon's main fuel is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 32,225,325.11 megawatt hours, or 51.91% of generation in the state. When combined with Natural Gas (29.38%) and Wind (14.26%), these three fuel types account for 59,318,295.26 megawatt hours (or 95.55%) state electricity generation. Electricity consumption in the state results in the release of 6,791,853,322.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 43rd largest emissions amount in the nation. More importantly, the state averages 1,602.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the state, which is a better measurement of the state's emission levels. They rank 50th highest in the United States for emissions per citizen. Oregon has 199 power plants, which is the 13th highest number of power plants in a state and the 16th highest amount of power plants per person in a state.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
51.91%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
29.38%
WIND
Wind
Wind
14.26%
SOLAR
Solar
2.47%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
0.89%
OTHER
Other
1.10%

Oregon Net Metering

There are 39 companies in Oregon offering electricity. Of those 39, 87.18% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state of Oregon has highly favorable state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Oregon is 1.78%. This includes data from 20 providers, including Portland General Electric, PacifiCorp, and Eugene Water and Electric Board. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76%, resulting in a rank of 7th best in the nation for Oregon in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can help encourage private citizens to consider installing private solar panels by issuing tax breaks and rebates. Oregon, unfortunately, has no statewide tax credits offered to residents who purchase solar panels. Citizens in the state enjoy rebates for solar installs of over $500. This is the highest amount we've seen in the United States. Oregon offers homeowners a 100% tax exemption that lasts less than 10 years. Fortunately, citizens in the state have a 100% sales tax exemption for the purchase of solar at a home. Can't beat that!

State Level Initiatives

Legislation drawn up at the state level determines whether a state is friendly towards customers searching for renewable energy sources. Many states require renewable fuels to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation. These requirements are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The state of Oregon has made strong efforts to create an RPS plan of action that requires at least 25% of electricity output to be fueled by renewable fuel types. In addition, the state has a low income solar program in place to assist low income households installing solar panels.

Learn about going solar in Oregon, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Oregon

How much does electricity cost in Oregon?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Oregon in 2022 is 11.34 cents.

How many power plants are located within Oregon?

Oregon is home to 199 active electricity plants generating electricity for the state.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Oregon?

The largest electricity supplier in Oregon by total revenue is Portland General Electric.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Oregon?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Northern Wasco PUD7.0710,286
2Clatskanie PUD7.144,305
3Cascade Locks, Oregon Electric Utility7.15934
4Springfield Utility Board7.2332,483
5Milton-Freewater, Oregon Electric Utility7.534,373
6McMinnville Water and Light7.5416,917
7Columbia River PUD8.5116,768
8Hood River Electric Coop8.523,934
9Hermiston Energy8.605,455
10Canby Utility8.637,770

How many electric companies offer service in Oregon?

There are 39 electricity companies serving customers in Oregon.

Does Oregon have a deregulated electricity market?

Oregon has a deregulated electricity market, meaning residents in the state can often choose from an abundance of electricity providers for their electricity needs.

Where does Oregon get its electricity?

Fuel sources used for electricity generation in Oregon include Conventional Hydroelectric (51.91%), Natural Gas (29.38%) and solar (14.26%).

What is the average electric bill in Oregon?

In 2022, Oregon has an average electricity bill of $106, while the US average is $130.

What power companies are in Oregon?

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-12