Oregon Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Oregon

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Oregon

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    61,318,888 MWh / 14.46 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    53,663,240 MWh / 12.66 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    37,899,402 MWh / 8.94 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    8,832,574,403 kg / 2,083.09 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    23,425,825 MWh / 5.52 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Oregon

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.146/kWh$0.103/kWh$168.24/mo.$77.77/mo.
16th13.43¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Oregon
19th$119.71Average 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 2024 is 13.43 cents per kilowatt hour, compared to the national average of 16.12 cents. This ranks Oregon as the 16th 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 87.52% of the electricity that the state's power plants produce its power plants, while the remaining 12.48% produced can be exported or stored. The state generates around 14.46 megawatt hours per person per year from its electricity generating plants, which makes it the 19th largest generator per capita in the nation. The state is ranked 7th in the country for percentage of electricity produced from sustainable fuel types, creating 61.81% of their electricity from these sustainable sources. There has been a 21.33% increase in the amount of electricity produced from solar fields over the course of the last year, which is an increase of 348,295.3 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 ElectricBUNDLED16.27128.747,781,100.441,266,162,43512,775,777.15
Eugene Water and Electric BoardBUNDLED12.62111.95940,157.09118,601,467
Central Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.73144.24522,997.5556,102,727.56
Central Lincoln PUDBUNDLED11.92118.52412,637.3249,176,974.01
Springfield Utility BoardBUNDLED8.8191.39354,806.9731,268,985.1
Oregon Trail Electric CoopBUNDLED11.83116.58299,046.2635,382,222.91
Emerald People's Utility DistrictBUNDLED10.38126.92293,267.9330,428,02422,224
Midstate Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.68134.84269,079.6628,725,273.68
Consumers Power IncBUNDLED13.33153.4250,153.9633,350,075.29

Commercial Electricity Providers in Oregon

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED12.60627.686,479,648.94816,400,38112,775,777.15
Eugene Water and Electric BoardBUNDLED10.00697.46761,053.9876,102,435
Springfield Utility BoardBUNDLED8.54455.27247,321.4221,122,662.79
Oregon Trail Electric CoopBUNDLED9.57353.43196,099.4318,769,040.67
Central Lincoln PUDBUNDLED10.14297.41187,148.6718,974,848.87
Umatilla Electric CooperativeBUNDLED7.79504.47185,176.9714,426,246.05
McMinnville Water and LightBUNDLED8.34435.15164,299.2713,710,576.5
Idaho PowerBUNDLED10.20357.23153,707.4615,679,914900,050
Central Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.17347.12138,036.4212,662,553.75

Power Plants in Oregon

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wasco County Conventional Hydroelectric 5,593,284
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 3,962,700.181,525,121,991.82384.87
Multnomah County Conventional Hydroelectric 3,701,575
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
Klamath County Natural Gas 3,264,654.311,237,051,292.82378.92
Carty Generating StationPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Morrow County Natural Gas 3,118,1921,174,895,163.96376.79
Hermiston Generating PlantHermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)PacifiCorp (50.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 3,000,4041,199,049,296.34399.63
Columbia County Natural Gas 2,899,7101,064,402,171367.07
Boardman Natural Gas 2,297,948841,253,459.48366.09
Boardman Natural Gas 2,040,269737,811,609.92361.62
Columbia County Natural Gas 1,691,849914,912,890.22540.78

Quick Facts

Oregon generates 38.20% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 5.52 megawatt hours per resident and places Oregon as the 39th highest state for non-renewable generation per capita each year.

Ranking 15th in wind power production in the nation, Oregon has a total yield of 8,795,441.83 megawatt hours from wind turbines.

The state of Oregon is the 27th highest generator of electricity in the country, producing 61,318,888.11 megawatt hours.

Unfortunately, within the past year, there has been a 15.65% rise in the burning of non-renewable fuels in the state of Oregon.

The monthly residential electricity bill average in Oregon is $119.71 compared to the US average bill of $138.02. Oregon consumers enjoy a 13.27% lower average bill each month compared to their fellow countrymen.

As the 18th largest generator of solar powered electricity in the United States, Oregon generates 1,981,367.38 megawatt hours.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Baker County16,5393911.68$122.04/mo
Benton County97,6303313.25$147.11/mo
Clackamas County423,17722316.26$128.65/mo
Clatsop County40,7205118.33$174.49/mo
Columbia County52,3814217.27$182.44/mo
Coos County64,619613.57$126.09/mo
Crook County24,3005311.09$139.98/mo
Curry County23,234214.81$139.24/mo
Deschutes County206,5495610.93$137.37/mo
Douglas County112,29761213.04$124.72/mo
Gilliam County1,95441212.86$144.48/mo
Grant County7,2253112.29$119.19/mo
Harney County7,4544410.91$101.92/mo
Hood River County23,9156111.87$123.33/mo
Jackson County221,64431012.85$114.15/mo
Jefferson County24,2324512.83$149.64/mo
Josephine County87,730313.00$116.23/mo
Klamath County70,21231312.15$120.83/mo
Lake County8,1195911.03$125.85/mo
Lane County382,3539813.33$160.45/mo
Lincoln County49,8664113.02$141.22/mo
Linn County130,4674413.05$131.90/mo
Malheur County31,31331011.19$112.65/mo
Marion County346,70342714.74$137.31/mo
Morrow County11,96441112.46$142.72/mo
Multnomah County795,0834215.53$127.88/mo
Polk County89,6146313.85$130.60/mo
Sherman County1,7844916.02$172.12/mo
Tillamook County27,129212.83$134.04/mo
Umatilla County80,21581011.95$124.03/mo
Union County26,2552111.79$117.02/mo
Wallowa County7,3304113.32$113.51/mo
Wasco County26,6034216.28$178.04/mo
Washington County600,1763318.81$163.77/mo
Wheeler County1,477313.95$125.94/mo
Yamhill County108,2264916.41$138.65/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For electricity generation purposes, the state of Oregon's main fuel is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 25,998,121.12 megawatt hours, or 42.40% of generation in the state. When combined with Natural Gas (38.16%) and Wind (14.34%), these three fuel types account for 58,193,511.7 megawatt hours (or 94.90%) state electricity generation. Electricity consumption in the state results in the release of 8,832,574,402.65 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 40th largest emissions amount in the nation. More importantly, the state averages 2,083.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the state, which is a better measurement of the state's emission levels. They rank 45th highest in the United States for emissions per citizen. Oregon has 211 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.

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Oregon Net Metering

There are 40 companies in Oregon offering electricity. Of those 40, 92.50% 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 2.01%. This includes data from 20 providers, including Portland General Electric, PacifiCorp, and Eugene Water and Electric Board. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.87%, 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 2024 is 13.43 cents.

How many power plants are located within Oregon?

Oregon is home to 211 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
1Clatskanie PUD7.824,312
2McMinnville Water and Light8.4717,746
3Northern Wasco PUD8.6010,214
4Springfield Utility Board8.8132,388
5Cascade Locks, Oregon Electric Utility9.47976
6Milton-Freewater, Oregon Electric Utility9.704,286
7Hood River Electric Coop9.753,871
8Canby Utility10.167,428
9City of Bandon Electric10.174,726
10Columbia River PUD10.2816,808

How many electric companies offer service in Oregon?

There are 40 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 (42.40%), Natural Gas (38.16%) and solar (14.34%).

What is the average electric bill in Oregon?

In 2024, Oregon has an average electricity bill of $120, while the US average is $138.

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Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-07-19