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Electricity In Oregon
- 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
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:
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 $102.95 per month. Oregon ranks 13th in the US for best average monthly bill total. The state generates 62,246,938.12 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 26th highest total generation for a state in the nation.
Residential Electricity Providers in Oregon
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Portland General Electric||12.82||105.15||7,826,247||1,003,357,995||12,334,786.8||8,992,134,609.39|
|Eugene Water and Electric Board||11.27||104.24||949,556||106,997,000||412,491,338.79|
|Central Electric Cooperative||8.66||122.02||525,665||45,510,000||137,031,498.88|
|Central Lincoln PUD||9.81||101.51||426,527||41,860,000||232,342,695.45|
|Springfield Utility Board||6.88||75.16||372,990||25,662,100||140,780,241.94|
|Oregon Trail Electric Coop||9.97||96.69||297,931||29,700,200||118,839,921.18|
|Emerald People's Utility District||10.35||131.89||295,782||30,617,964||19,153||188,488,595.12|
|Midstate Electric Cooperative||8.99||116.93||267,302||24,033,000||75,585,292.25|
|Consumers Power Inc||10.83||127.41||252,142||27,311,400||74,665,062.9|
Power Plants in Oregon
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
The DallesUS Army Corps of Engineers (100.00%)
|The Dalles||Conventional Hydroelectric||6,434,725||399,673,712.46||62.11|
BonnevilleUS Army Corps of Engineers (100.00%)
|Multnomah County||Conventional Hydroelectric||4,419,814||274,452,422.71||62.1|
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
|Umatilla County||Natural Gas||3,952,266||1,495,941,697.88||378.5|
Carty Generating StationPortland General Electric (100.00%)
|Morrow County||Natural Gas||2,988,945||1,104,637,091.46||369.57|
Port WestwardPortland General Electric (100.00%)
|Columbia County||Natural Gas||2,856,578||1,055,457,634.56||369.48|
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
|Klamath County||Natural Gas||2,719,973.12||1,051,890,941.36||386.73|
Hermiston Generating PlantPacifiCorp (50.00%)Hermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)
|Umatilla County||Natural Gas||2,365,935||938,030,442.44||396.47|
Coyote SpringsPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Coyote Springs IIAvista Utilities (100.00%)
Over the last 12 months, Oregon has had a 0.64% growth in population.
Oregon has reduced CO2 emissions from electricity consumption by 17.42% during the course of the last 12 months.
Oregon averages 2.16 megawatt hours produced from wind per person, which is 13th highest in the country.
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.
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.
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Hood River County||23,382||6||3||9.82||$105.39/mo|
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.
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?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Portland General Electric||905,910|
|3||Eugene Water and Electric Board||95,597|
|4||Central Lincoln PUD||39,901|
|5||Central Electric Cooperative||35,083|
|6||Springfield Utility Board||32,379|
|7||Oregon Trail Electric Coop||31,282|
|8||Consumers Power Inc||22,744|
|9||Emerald People's Utility District||22,072|
How many power plants are located within Oregon?
There are 225 electricity plants located in Oregon
What is the cheapest electricity company in Oregon?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Springfield Utility Board||6.88||32,379|
|2||McMinnville Water and Light||6.97||17,055|
|3||Northern Wasco PUD||7.00||10,163|
|5||Milton-Freewater, Oregon Electric Utility||7.25||4,368|
|7||Harney Electric Cooperative||8.24||2,400|
|8||Columbia River PUD||8.25||19,590|
|9||Hood River Electric Coop||8.29||3,896|
|10||Umatilla Electric Cooperative||8.36||15,548|