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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.
Energy Profile of Oregon
Oregon's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average 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 equivalent gases from electricity consumption, resulting in it ranking as the 40th worst polluting state in the country when considering total CO2 equivalent output. The national average monthly electric bill is $120.11, while the Oregon average is $102.95 per month. Oregon ranks 13th in the US for best average monthly bill total. The state generates 62,246,938.12 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 26th highest total generation for a state in the nation.
Electricity Providers in Oregon
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||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||10,865,700.6||7,775,313,094.48|
|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||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
John DayUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
The DallesUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
McNaryUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
BonnevilleUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
Carty Generating StationPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Port WestwardPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
Hermiston Generating PlantPacifiCorp (50.00%)Hermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)
Hells CanyonIdaho Power (100.00%)
Over the last 12 months, Oregon has had a 0.64% growth in population.
Oregon has reduced carbon dioxide pollution on account of electricity use by -2,407,229,320.01 kilograms (17.42%) in the last year.
Oregon averages 2.16 megawatt hours generated from wind per person, which is 13th highest in the country.
There was a 17.95% drop in CO2 emissions per capita in the most recent year in the state of Oregon.
Oregon produces 18,553,095.4 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 23rd in the US for natural gas generation.
Oregon generates 1,001,798.25 megawatt hours from coal per year. That is 0.24 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes Oregon the 41st highest ranked state for electricity generation from coal per capita.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Baker County||16,124||8 providers||4||9.69||$99.89/mo|
|Benton County||93,053||11 providers||2||10.59||$113.36/mo|
|Clackamas County||418,187||9 providers||25||12.66||$104.32/mo|
|Clatsop County||40,224||10 providers||2||13.05||$128.28/mo|
|Columbia County||52,354||12 providers||3||12.56||$124.67/mo|
|Coos County||64,487||8 providers||10.88||$108.11/mo|
|Crook County||24,404||12 providers||3||9.57||$113.53/mo|
|Curry County||22,925||5 providers||11.61||$111.52/mo|
|Deschutes County||197,692||12 providers||7||9.49||$113.53/mo|
|Douglas County||110,980||13 providers||12||10.47||$110.74/mo|
|Gilliam County||1,912||10 providers||11||10.94||$116.90/mo|
|Grant County||7,199||8 providers||1||10.15||$103.60/mo|
|Harney County||7,393||9 providers||4||9.07||$117.44/mo|
|Hood River County||23,382||12 providers||3||9.55||$107.21/mo|
|Jackson County||220,944||7 providers||11||10.71||$98.19/mo|
|Jefferson County||24,658||12 providers||7||10.19||$117.45/mo|
|Josephine County||87,487||6 providers||11.20||$105.97/mo|
|Klamath County||68,238||10 providers||15||10.23||$110.21/mo|
|Lake County||7,869||9 providers||11||9.47||$119.47/mo|
|Lane County||382,067||16 providers||11||10.04||$113.60/mo|
|Lincoln County||49,962||9 providers||1||10.30||$111.16/mo|
|Linn County||129,749||13 providers||4||10.53||$111.73/mo|
|Malheur County||30,571||9 providers||11||9.03||$110.53/mo|
|Marion County||347,818||8 providers||22||11.28||$98.66/mo|
|Morrow County||11,603||11 providers||19||9.36||$98.42/mo|
|Multnomah County||812,855||10 providers||2||12.68||$105.53/mo|
|Polk County||86,085||10 providers||3||10.80||$101.38/mo|
|Sherman County||1,780||9 providers||7||10.54||$113.39/mo|
|Tillamook County||27,036||7 providers||1||12.66||$120.70/mo|
|Umatilla County||77,950||13 providers||14||9.98||$115.26/mo|
|Union County||26,835||10 providers||1||9.90||$99.85/mo|
|Wallowa County||7,208||14 providers||1||9.90||$110.88/mo|
|Wasco County||26,682||11 providers||2||9.60||$110.43/mo|
|Washington County||601,592||9 providers||2||12.86||$109.17/mo|
|Wheeler County||1,332||5 providers||11.16||$112.22/mo|
|Yamhill County||107,100||10 providers||8||12.09||$108.64/mo|
Coming in at 40th worst in the country, Oregon releases 9,009,262,910.06 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity generation per year. The state also ranks 47th worst in emissions per resident, averaging 2,136.04 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases emissions per person in the state. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two rankings. Conventional Hydroelectric is the fuel of choice in Oregon, with 49.85% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. When taken together with Natural Gas (29.81%) and Wind (14.65%), the three fuel types make up 94.31% of the generation in the state. There are 236 power producing plants in Oregon, which is the 9th most plants in a state in the US and equates to the 12th highest amount of plants per capita.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Oregon
What is the average electric bill in Oregon?
The Oregon average electric bill is $103 so far in 2021.
What is a good electricity rate in Oregon?
Anything below the Oregon average of 11.19 cents per kilowatt hour is a good rate. The rates in the state range from 6.88 cents to 19.15 cents per kilowatt hour, with Springfield Utility Board currently having the lowest rates.
How much does electricity cost in Oregon?
The average electricity price paid by residents of Oregon in 2021 is 11.19 cents per kilowatt hour.