Electricity in Oregon
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Oregon
- Population see rank4,237,256
- Total Production see rank61,081,837 MWh / 14.42 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank52,235,207 MWh / 12.33 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank40,688,821 MWh / 9.6 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank7,529,608,724 kg / 1,777 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank20,393,291 MWh / 4.81 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 Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of Oregon
Oregon's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average residential electricity rate in Oregon in 2022 is 11.30 cents per kilowatt hour, compared to the national average of 13.99 cents. This ranks Oregon as the 10th 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 85.52% of the electricity that the state's power plants produce its power plants, while the remaining 14.48% produced can be exported or stored. Previously, 8,777,254 megawatt hours were generated in the state from wind energy each year. However, now that total is 9,593,267.09 megawatt hours, a 9.30% rise. The state has 4,237,256 residents, which is the 27th highest population for a state in the country. Renewable fuel usage for electricity generation has decreased by 5.22% throughout the previous year in Oregon.
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||13.28||109.7||7,954,583||1,056,548,115||12,591,562.8|
|Eugene Water and Electric Board||BUNDLED||11.43||106.44||962,125||109,986,911|
|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||10.40||134.06||303,084||31,518,145||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%)
|Wasco County||Conventional Hydroelectric||5,965,530|
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
|Umatilla County||Natural Gas||4,341,072||1,654,108,994.72||381.04|
BonnevilleUS Army Corps of Engineers (100.00%)
|Multnomah County||Conventional Hydroelectric||4,010,436|
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
|Klamath County||Natural Gas||3,055,409.79||1,176,253,765.26||384.97|
Port WestwardPortland General Electric (100.00%)
|Columbia County||Natural Gas||2,918,641||1,081,821,981.24||370.66|
Hermiston Generating PlantPacifiCorp (50.00%)Hermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)
|Umatilla County||Natural Gas||2,823,007||1,109,512,827.92||393.03|
Coyote SpringsPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Coyote Springs IIAvista Utilities (100.00%)
Biglow Canyon Wind FarmPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Klondike Windpower IIIAvangrid (100.00%)
Oregon generates 4.81 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 42nd highest state in the country for non-renewable production per capita.
Portland General Electric is the largest electricity provider in Oregon when calculated by megawatt hours sold.
Oregon averages 2.26 megawatt hours produced from wind per person, which is 13th highest in the nation.
Natural gas makes up 33.33% of the electric generation in Oregon, giving it a ranking of 23rd countrywide for total natural gas generation.
With total production of 61,081,836.55 megawatt hours, Oregon is the 27th largest total generator of any states in the country.
Oregon produces 33.39% of its electricity from non-renewable sources, giving it a ranking of 39th worst for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Hood River County||23,977||6||9.70||$105.43/mo|
For electricity generation purposes, the state of Oregon's main fuel is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 28,361,179.76 megawatt hours, or 46.43% of generation in the state. When combined with Natural Gas (33.33%) and Wind (15.71%), these three fuel types account for 58,311,827.61 megawatt hours (or 95.47%) state electricity generation. Electricity consumption in the state results in the release of 7,529,608,723.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 40th largest emissions amount in the nation. More importantly, the state averages 1,777 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the state, which is a better measurement of the state's emission levels. They rank 48th highest in the United States for emissions per citizen. Oregon has 33 power plants, which is the 31st highest number of power plants in a state and the 30th highest amount of power plants per person in a state.
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FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Oregon
How much does electricity cost in Oregon?
The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Oregon in 2022 is 11.30 cents.
How many power plants are located within Oregon?
Oregon is home to 33 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 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|
How many electric companies offer service in Oregon?
There are 39 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 (46.43%), Natural Gas (33.33%) and solar (15.71%).
What is the average electric bill in Oregon?
In 2022, Oregon has an average electricity bill of $106, while the US average is $124.
What power companies are in Oregon?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Portland General Electric||914,104|
|3||Eugene Water and Electric Board||96,274|
|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||22,486|