Electricity in Oregon

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Oregon

  • Population
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    4,237,256
  • Total Production
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    61,081,837 MWh / 14.42 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    52,235,207 MWh / 12.33 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    40,688,821 MWh / 9.6 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    7,529,608,724 kg / 1,777 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    20,393,291 MWh / 4.81 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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.117/kWh$0.103/kWh$153.46/mo.$77.77/mo.
10th11.30¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Oregon
12th$105.68Average 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 2022 is 11.30 cents per kilowatt hour, compared to the national average of 13.99 cents. This ranks Oregon as the 10th 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 85.52% of the electricity that the state's power plants produce its power plants, while the remaining 14.48% produced can be exported or stored. Previously, 8,777,254 megawatt hours were generated in the state from wind energy each year. However, now that total is 9,593,267.09 megawatt hours, a 9.30% rise. The state has 4,237,256 residents, which is the 27th highest population for a state in the country. Renewable fuel usage for electricity generation has decreased by 5.22% throughout the previous year in Oregon.

Residential Electricity Providers in Oregon

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED13.28109.77,954,5831,056,548,11512,591,562.8
PacifiCorpBUNDLED10.2997.446,040,142621,415,5422,625,806.5
Eugene Water and Electric BoardBUNDLED11.43106.44962,125109,986,911
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 DistrictBUNDLED10.40134.06303,08431,518,14519,153
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

Power Plants in Oregon

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wasco County Conventional Hydroelectric 5,965,530
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 4,341,0721,654,108,994.72381.04
Multnomah County Conventional Hydroelectric 4,010,436
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
Klamath County Natural Gas 3,055,409.791,176,253,765.26384.97
Columbia County Natural Gas 2,918,6411,081,821,981.24370.66
Hermiston Generating PlantPacifiCorp (50.00%)Hermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 2,823,0071,109,512,827.92393.03
Boardman Natural Gas 1,728,811626,813,644.94362.57
Boardman Natural Gas 1,533,635559,481,247.78364.81
Sherman County Wind 1,116,246
Klondike Windpower IIIAvangrid (100.00%)
Sherman County Wind 853,185

Quick Facts

Oregon generates 4.81 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 42nd highest state in the country for non-renewable production per capita.

Portland General Electric is the largest electricity provider in Oregon when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Oregon averages 2.26 megawatt hours produced from wind per person, which is 13th highest in the nation.

Natural gas makes up 33.33% of the electric generation in Oregon, giving it a ranking of 23rd countrywide for total natural gas generation.

With total production of 61,081,836.55 megawatt hours, Oregon is the 27th largest total generator of any states in the country.

Oregon produces 33.39% of its electricity from non-renewable sources, giving it a ranking of 39th worst for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Baker County16,66839.78$105.60/mo
Benton County95,1843110.68$123.44/mo
Clackamas County421,401213.27$109.62/mo
Clatsop County41,0725114.47$141.16/mo
Columbia County52,5894113.82$148.43/mo
Coos County64,929611.14$109.53/mo
Crook County24,738539.33$121.30/mo
Curry County23,446212.35$122.04/mo
Deschutes County198,253519.22$119.26/mo
Douglas County111,201610.58$107.16/mo
Gilliam County1,9954510.41$117.39/mo
Grant County7,233310.37$100.21/mo
Harney County7,49549.20$89.14/mo
Hood River County23,97769.70$105.43/mo
Jackson County223,259310.29$97.34/mo
Jefferson County24,502410.37$125.61/mo
Josephine County88,090310.45$99.35/mo
Klamath County69,413319.89$103.76/mo
Lake County8,160529.25$109.25/mo
Lane County382,9711011.48$144.68/mo
Lincoln County50,395410.55$119.27/mo
Linn County128,610310.50$111.32/mo
Malheur County31,571369.33$99.45/mo
Marion County345,9204211.96$116.08/mo
Morrow County12,1864410.15$116.16/mo
Multnomah County815,4284112.62$108.40/mo
Polk County87,433611.18$110.46/mo
Sherman County1,8704212.27$137.16/mo
Tillamook County27,390210.29$109.74/mo
Umatilla County80,075829.78$104.21/mo
Union County26,196210.07$97.21/mo
Wallowa County7,391410.77$97.16/mo
Wasco County26,6704112.42$141.09/mo
Washington County600,3723115.09$134.43/mo
Wheeler County1,451311.34$105.40/mo
Yamhill County107,722413.35$116.57/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For electricity generation purposes, the state of Oregon's main fuel is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 28,361,179.76 megawatt hours, or 46.43% of generation in the state. When combined with Natural Gas (33.33%) and Wind (15.71%), these three fuel types account for 58,311,827.61 megawatt hours (or 95.47%) state electricity generation. Electricity consumption in the state results in the release of 7,529,608,723.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 40th largest emissions amount in the nation. More importantly, the state averages 1,777 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the state, which is a better measurement of the state's emission levels. They rank 48th highest in the United States for emissions per citizen. Oregon has 33 power plants, which is the 31st highest number of power plants in a state and the 30th highest amount of power plants per person in a state.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
46.43%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
33.33%
WIND
Wind
Wind
15.71%
SOLAR
Solar
2.47%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
0.89%
OTHER
Other
1.18%

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 Energy in Oregon

How much does electricity cost in Oregon?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Oregon in 2022 is 11.30 cents.

How many power plants are located within Oregon?

Oregon is home to 33 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 PUD7.134,299
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 (46.43%), Natural Gas (33.33%) and solar (15.71%).

What is the average electric bill in Oregon?

In 2022, Oregon has an average electricity bill of $106, while the US average is $124.

What power companies are in Oregon?

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-25