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Electricity In Oregon

  • Population4,217,737
  • 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
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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 Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.116/kWh$0.103/kWh$153.46/mo.$77.77/mo.
11th11.19¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Oregon
13th$102.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Oregon Residents

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

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Portland General Electric 12.82105.157,826,2471,003,357,99510,865,700.67,775,313,094.48
PacifiCorp10.6198.045,839,684619,678,7482,397,270.54,950,005,257.64
Eugene Water and Electric Board11.27104.24949,556106,997,000No DataIcon representing missing value.412,491,338.79
Central Electric Cooperative 8.66122.02525,66545,510,000No DataIcon representing missing value.137,031,498.88
Central Lincoln PUD9.81101.51426,52741,860,000No DataIcon representing missing value.232,342,695.45
Springfield Utility Board6.8875.16372,99025,662,100No DataIcon representing missing value.140,780,241.94
Oregon Trail Electric Coop9.9796.69297,93129,700,200No DataIcon representing missing value.118,839,921.18
Emerald People's Utility District10.35131.89295,78230,617,96419,153188,488,595.12
Midstate Electric Cooperative8.99116.93267,30224,033,000No DataIcon representing missing value.75,585,292.25
Consumers Power Inc10.83127.41252,14227,311,400No DataIcon representing missing value.74,665,062.9

Power Plants in Oregon

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John DayUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 7,860,046487,939,073.5662.08No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
The DallesUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 6,434,725399,673,712.4662.11No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
McNaryUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 4,996,988.02308,128,319.3661.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
BonnevilleUSACE Northwestern Division (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 4,419,814274,452,422.7162.1No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,952,2661,495,941,697.88378.5No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Carty Generating StationPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,988,9451,104,637,091.46369.57No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Port WestwardPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,856,5781,055,457,634.56369.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
Natural Gas 2,719,973.121,051,890,941.36386.73No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hermiston Generating PlantPacifiCorp (50.00%)Hermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)
Natural Gas 2,365,935938,030,442.44396.47No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hells CanyonIdaho Power (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 1,798,611.02110,907,395.1361.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Over the last 12 months, Oregon has had a 0.64% growth in population.

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Oregon has reduced carbon dioxide pollution on account of electricity use by -2,407,229,320.01 kilograms (17.42%) in the last year.

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Oregon averages 2.16 megawatt hours generated from wind per person, which is 13th highest in the country.

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There was a 17.95% drop in CO2 emissions per capita in the most recent year in the state of Oregon.

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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.

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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.

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Baker County16,1248 providers49.69$99.89/mo
Benton County93,05311 providers210.59$113.36/mo
Clackamas County418,1879 providers2512.66$104.32/mo
Clatsop County40,22410 providers213.05$128.28/mo
Columbia County52,35412 providers312.56$124.67/mo
Coos County64,4878 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.88$108.11/mo
Crook County24,40412 providers39.57$113.53/mo
Curry County22,9255 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.61$111.52/mo
Deschutes County197,69212 providers79.49$113.53/mo
Douglas County110,98013 providers1210.47$110.74/mo
Gilliam County1,91210 providers1110.94$116.90/mo
Grant County7,1998 providers110.15$103.60/mo
Harney County7,3939 providers49.07$117.44/mo
Hood River County23,38212 providers39.55$107.21/mo
Jackson County220,9447 providers1110.71$98.19/mo
Jefferson County24,65812 providers710.19$117.45/mo
Josephine County87,4876 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.20$105.97/mo
Klamath County68,23810 providers1510.23$110.21/mo
Lake County7,8699 providers119.47$119.47/mo
Lane County382,06716 providers1110.04$113.60/mo
Lincoln County49,9629 providers110.30$111.16/mo
Linn County129,74913 providers410.53$111.73/mo
Malheur County30,5719 providers119.03$110.53/mo
Marion County347,8188 providers2211.28$98.66/mo
Morrow County11,60311 providers199.36$98.42/mo
Multnomah County812,85510 providers212.68$105.53/mo
Polk County86,08510 providers310.80$101.38/mo
Sherman County1,7809 providers710.54$113.39/mo
Tillamook County27,0367 providers112.66$120.70/mo
Umatilla County77,95013 providers149.98$115.26/mo
Union County26,83510 providers19.90$99.85/mo
Wallowa County7,20814 providers19.90$110.88/mo
Wasco County26,68211 providers29.60$110.43/mo
Washington County601,5929 providers212.86$109.17/mo
Wheeler County1,3325 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.16$112.22/mo
Yamhill County107,10010 providers812.09$108.64/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

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.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
49.85%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
29.81%
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Wind
Wind
14.65%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
2.11%
COAL
Coal
1.61%
OTHER
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1.97%

Net Metering

There are 42 companies in Oregon supplying electricity. Of those 42,88.10% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, Oregon has great laws for consumers interested in investing in solar.

Energy Loss

There are 34 electricity providers in Oregon that reported energy loss. Combined, these 34 companies average a yearly energy loss of 2.57% of electricity generated. The countrywide average is 2.72%, meaning Oregon ranks 41st worst in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating home installs of solar, one of the government’s easiest methods is tax and rebate related incentives. Oregon currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. The state offers rebates of over $500 to customers. Citizens in Oregon are able to apply a 100% property tax exemption from the state that lasts less than 10 years. Luckily, residents in the state have a 100% sales tax exemption for the purchase of private solar. Can’t beat that!

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to seek out electricity options with renewable fuel types is at least somewhat determined by initiatives at the state level. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electric providers to generate a certain amount of their electricity from renewable fuel types. The state of Oregon makes it necessary for electricity suppliers to produce at least 25% of their electricity from renewable fuels. Additionally, low income solar programs are another way a state can encourage renewable fuel sources and Oregon is home to one such program.

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.