Electricity In Oregon
- Total Consumption51,316,182 MWh / 12.17 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption7,518,593,747 kg
- Total Production59,993,106 MWh / 14.22 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 2022 is 11.28 cents per kilowatt hour and the national average is 13.62 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. The state has seen a 100.00% decrease in the burning of coal for electricity generation over the previous year. The state emitted 7,518,593,746.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, resulting in it ranking as the 39th worst polluting state in the country when considering total CO2 output. Residents in the state have an average monthly residential electric bill of $105.86 per month. The national average monthly bill is $121.91. Consumers in the state average a yearly per capita consumption of 12.17 megawatt hours of electricity.
Residential Electricity Providers in Oregon
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Portland General Electric||BUNDLED||13.09||109.43||8,011,745||1,049,118,147||12,703,278.8|
|Eugene Water and Electric Board||BUNDLED||11.32||105.98||964,008||109,141,388|
|Central Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||9.14||125.44||520,518||47,550,000|
|Central Lincoln PUD||BUNDLED||9.95||103.73||433,971||43,196,000|
|Springfield Utility Board||BUNDLED||7.23||77.63||367,834||26,595,900|
|Emerald People's Utility District||BUNDLED||10.31||133.22||301,990||31,130,217||19,153|
|Oregon Trail Electric Coop||BUNDLED||10.12||96.85||294,911||29,845,200|
|Midstate Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||9.04||117.22||269,961||24,396,000|
|Consumers Power Inc||BUNDLED||10.76||128.42||257,619||27,707,000|
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||5,885,590|
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
|Umatilla County||Natural Gas||4,382,483||1,668,836,646.68||380.8|
BonnevilleUS Army Corps of Engineers (100.00%)
|Multnomah County||Conventional Hydroelectric||3,900,458|
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
|Klamath County||Natural Gas||3,056,012.16||1,173,547,174.66||384.01|
Port WestwardPortland General Electric (100.00%)
|Columbia County||Natural Gas||3,025,534||1,119,899,800.46||370.15|
Carty Generating StationPortland General Electric (100.00%)
|Morrow County||Natural Gas||2,988,945||1,104,637,091.46||369.57|
Hermiston Generating PlantPacifiCorp (50.00%)Hermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)
|Umatilla County||Natural Gas||2,640,538||1,036,570,609.2||392.56|
Coyote SpringsPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Coyote Springs IIAvista Utilities (100.00%)
The population of Oregon has increased by 0.64% over the previous year.
0 megawatt hours are generated from coal in the state of Oregon. With 4,217,737 residents, this is 0 megawatt hours per person.
Ranking 12th in wind power generation in the nation, Oregon has a total yield of 9,118,576.24 megawatt hours from wind power.
Oregon is the 4th largest producer of megawatt hours generated from renewable fuel sources.
Oregon has a population of 4,217,737 citizens.
Oregon uses only 85.54% of the electricity generated in the state.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Hood River County||23,382||5||4||9.87||$107.13/mo|
Oregon is the 39th highest ranked state when it comes to total CO2 emissions, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 7,518,593,746.82 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 1,782.61 kilograms of emissions per resident. Approximately 46.32% of Oregon’s electricity is generated using Conventional Hydroelectric. Natural Gas and Wind are also highly used fuel sources in the state, with 20,366,932.96 (33.95%) and 9,118,576.24 (15.20%) megawatt hours produced from each type, respectively. Oregon has the 11th most power plants of any state in the US, with 233 power plants. This translates to the 15th most power plants per person in the nation.
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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 2022 is 11.28 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 2022, Oregon has an average electricity bill of $106.
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 46.32% of the fuel used in the state. Natural Gas and Wind also make up 33.95% and 15.20% 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||909,998|
|3||Eugene Water and Electric Board||95,945|
|4||Central Lincoln PUD||40,267|
|5||Central Electric Cooperative||35,659|
|6||Springfield Utility Board||32,483|
|7||Oregon Trail Electric Coop||31,398|
|8||Consumers Power Inc||22,811|
|9||Emerald People's Utility District||22,283|
How many power plants are located within Oregon?
There are 233 electricity plants located in Oregon
What is the cheapest electricity company in Oregon?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Northern Wasco PUD||7.07||10,286|
|3||Cascade Locks, Oregon Electric Utility||7.15||934|
|4||Springfield Utility Board||7.23||32,483|
|5||Milton-Freewater, Oregon Electric Utility||7.53||4,373|
|6||McMinnville Water and Light||7.54||16,917|
|7||Columbia River PUD||8.51||16,768|
|8||Hood River Electric Coop||8.52||3,934|