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Electricity In Oregon

  • Population4,217,737
  • Total Consumption49,146,987 MWh / 11.65 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions9,009,262,910 kg
  • Total Production62,246,938 MWh / 14.76 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Oregon

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.116/kWh$0.103/kWh$153.46/mo.$77.77/mo.
11th11.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Oregon
13th$102.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Oregon Residents

Energy Profile of Oregon

Oregon's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Oregon in 2021 is 11.19 cents per kilowatt hour and the national average is 13.33 cents. This ranks Oregon as the 11th lowest priced state in the United States based on average electricity rate. The state operates a deregulated electricity market, meaning consumers may choose from many electricity suppliers rather than be forced to buy electricity from a single option based on their home address. Oregon has grown hydroelectric power usage by 4.78% and the power source now makes up 49.85% of the total electricity generation there. The state emitted 9,009,262,910.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, resulting in it ranking as the 40th worst polluting state in the country when considering total CO2 output. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $120.11, while the Oregon average is $102.95 per month. Oregon ranks 13th in the US for best average monthly bill total. The state generates 62,246,938.12 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 26th highest total generation for a state in the nation.

Residential Electricity Providers in Oregon

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Portland General Electric12.82105.157,826,2471,003,357,99512,334,786.88,992,134,609.39
PacifiCorp10.6198.045,839,684619,678,7482,397,270.54,950,005,257.64
Eugene Water and Electric Board11.27104.24949,556106,997,000No DataIcon representing missing value.412,491,338.79
Central Electric Cooperative8.66122.02525,66545,510,000No DataIcon representing missing value.137,031,498.88
Central Lincoln PUD9.81101.51426,52741,860,000No DataIcon representing missing value.232,342,695.45
Springfield Utility Board6.8875.16372,99025,662,100No DataIcon representing missing value.140,780,241.94
Oregon Trail Electric Coop9.9796.69297,93129,700,200No DataIcon representing missing value.118,839,921.18
Emerald People's Utility District10.35131.89295,78230,617,96419,153188,488,595.12
Midstate Electric Cooperative8.99116.93267,30224,033,000No DataIcon representing missing value.75,585,292.25
Consumers Power Inc10.83127.41252,14227,311,400No DataIcon representing missing value.74,665,062.9

Power Plants in Oregon

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The Dalles Conventional Hydroelectric 6,434,725399,673,712.4662.11No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Multnomah County Conventional Hydroelectric 4,419,814274,452,422.7162.1No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 3,952,2661,495,941,697.88378.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Carty Generating StationPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Morrow County Natural Gas 2,988,9451,104,637,091.46369.57No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Columbia County Natural Gas 2,856,5781,055,457,634.56369.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
Klamath County Natural Gas 2,719,973.121,051,890,941.36386.73No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hermiston Generating PlantPacifiCorp (50.00%)Hermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 2,365,935938,030,442.44396.47No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Morrow County Coal 1,632,3181,651,248,393.681,011.6No DataIcon representing missing value.10/2020
Boardman Natural Gas 1,611,074581,006,840.82360.63No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Boardman Natural Gas 1,422,130520,708,077.26366.15No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Over the last 12 months, Oregon has had a 0.64% growth in population.

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Oregon has reduced CO2 emissions from electricity consumption by 17.42% during the course of the last 12 months.

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Oregon averages 2.16 megawatt hours produced from wind per person, which is 13th highest in the country.

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Oregon continues to improve with the reduction of non-renewable fuel use. The state has seen a 18.23% drop in the consumption of these fuels for electricity production over the course of the past year.

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Oregon generates approximately 0.24 megawatt hours of electricity using natural gas per citizen living in the state. This is the 41st highest amount in the country.

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Oregon produces 1,001,798.25 megawatt hours of electricity from the burning of coal, ranking Oregon as the 39th largest generator of electricity from coal in the nation.

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Baker County16,124499.51$100.72/mo
Benton County93,0535310.78$120.04/mo
Clackamas County418,18712212.82$105.15/mo
Clatsop County40,2247214.36$137.51/mo
Columbia County52,3545312.73$133.44/mo
Coos County64,4877No DataIcon representing missing value.11.11$106.90/mo
Crook County24,404638.85$120.16/mo
Curry County22,9255No DataIcon representing missing value.12.23$119.82/mo
Deschutes County197,692779.14$115.98/mo
Douglas County110,98061310.61$103.89/mo
Gilliam County1,91261110.63$114.20/mo
Grant County7,1994110.25$99.27/mo
Harney County7,393648.43$138.23/mo
Hood River County23,382639.82$105.39/mo
Jackson County220,94431110.61$98.04/mo
Jefferson County24,6586710.24$115.51/mo
Josephine County87,4875No DataIcon representing missing value.10.79$100.48/mo
Klamath County68,23871610.06$104.57/mo
Lake County7,8698119.53$117.52/mo
Lane County382,06711109.11$106.28/mo
Lincoln County49,9626No DataIcon representing missing value.10.46$112.96/mo
Linn County129,7496510.72$107.33/mo
Malheur County30,5713138.72$123.59/mo
Marion County347,81872411.65$112.37/mo
Morrow County11,60361910.26$113.35/mo
Multnomah County812,8554412.64$104.57/mo
Polk County86,0856311.28$107.42/mo
Sherman County1,7805811.79$128.66/mo
Tillamook County27,036619.85$103.21/mo
Umatilla County77,9508119.80$103.09/mo
Union County26,835619.93$97.00/mo
Wallowa County7,2085110.56$98.26/mo
Wasco County26,6826210.95$124.38/mo
Washington County601,5923214.62$127.87/mo
Wheeler County1,3324No DataIcon representing missing value.11.52$105.16/mo
Yamhill County107,1005613.90$121.77/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Oregon is the 40th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 emissions, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 9,009,262,910.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. Additionally, the state ranks 47th highest in the US in emissions per person, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 2,136.04 kilograms of emissions per resident. Approximately 49.85% of Oregon’s electricity is generated using Conventional Hydroelectric. Natural Gas and Wind are also highly used fuel sources in the state, with 18,553,095.4 (29.81%) and 9,121,881.86 (14.65%) megawatt hours produced from each type, respectively. Oregon has the 9th most power plants of any state in the US, with 225 power plants. This translates to the 11th most power plants per person in the nation.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
49.85%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
29.81%
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Wind
Wind
14.65%
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Solar
2.11%
COAL
Coal
1.61%
OTHER
Other
1.97%

Oregon Net Metering

There are 39 companies in Oregon supplying 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 feasible. At the state level, Oregon has great laws for consumers interested in investing in solar.

Energy Loss

There are 34 electricity providers in Oregon that reported energy loss. Combined, these 34 companies average a yearly energy loss of 2.57% of electricity generated. The countrywide average is 2.72%, meaning Oregon ranks 41st worst in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating home installs of solar, one of the government’s easiest methods is tax and rebate related incentives. Oregon currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. The state offers rebates of over $500 to customers. Citizens in Oregon are able to apply a 100% property tax exemption from the state that lasts less than 10 years. Luckily, residents in the state have a 100% sales tax exemption for the purchase of private solar. Can’t beat that!

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to seek out electricity options with renewable fuel types is at least somewhat determined by initiatives at the state level. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electric providers to generate a certain amount of their electricity from renewable fuel types. The state of Oregon makes it necessary for electricity suppliers to produce at least 25% of their electricity from renewable fuels. Additionally, low income solar programs are another way a state can encourage renewable fuel sources and Oregon is home to one such program.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Oregon

How much does electricity cost in Oregon?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in Oregon in 2021 is 11.19 cents.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Oregon?

By total customer count, Portland General Electric is the largest electricity company in Oregon.

What is the average electric bill in Oregon?

In 2021, Oregon has an average electricity bill of $103.

Does Oregon have a deregulated electricity market?

Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that consumers in the state can choose from multiple electricity providers to supply their electricity.

Where does Oregon get its electricity?

The main fuel type used for electricity generation in Oregon is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 49.85% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Wind also make up 29.81% and 14.65% respectively.

How many electric companies offer service in Oregon?

Oregon is home to 39 electricity companies operating in the area.

What power companies offer service in Oregon?

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1Portland General Electric905,910
2PacifiCorp606,383
3Eugene Water and Electric Board95,597
4Central Lincoln PUD39,901
5Central Electric Cooperative35,083
6Springfield Utility Board32,379
7Oregon Trail Electric Coop31,282
8Consumers Power Inc22,744
9Emerald People's Utility District22,072
10Tillamook PUD21,419

How many power plants are located within Oregon?

There are 225 electricity plants located in Oregon

What is the cheapest electricity company in Oregon?

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1Springfield Utility Board6.8832,379
2McMinnville Water and Light6.9717,055
3Northern Wasco PUD7.0010,163
4Clatskanie PUD7.064,277
5Milton-Freewater, Oregon Electric Utility7.254,368
6Canby Utility8.157,597
7Harney Electric Cooperative8.242,400
8Columbia River PUD8.2519,590
9Hood River Electric Coop8.293,896
10Umatilla Electric Cooperative8.3615,548

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14