Electricity Rates in Oregon

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Oregon

  • Population
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  • Total Production
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    61,968,955 MWh / 14.59 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    32,377,863 MWh / 7.63 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    40,574,303 MWh / 9.56 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    4,808,334,037 kg / 1,132.4 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    21,396,629 MWh / 5.04 MWh per capita
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Average 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:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.120/kWh$0.103/kWh$153.46/mo.$77.77/mo.
8th11.47¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Oregon
10th$107.94Average residential monthly electricity bill for Oregon Residents

Oregon Electricity Fuel Mix

Oregon's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Oregon in 2023 is 11.47 cents per kilowatt hour, compared to the national average of 15.72 cents. This ranks Oregon as the 8th 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 52.25% of the electricity that the state's power plants produce its power plants, while the remaining 47.75% produced can be exported or stored. Previously, 9,112,985.24 megawatt hours were generated in the state from wind energy each year. However, now that total is 9,630,593.57 megawatt hours, a 5.68% rise. The state has 4,246,155 residents, which is the 27th highest population for a state in the country. Renewable fuel usage for electricity generation has decreased by 4.42% throughout the previous year in Oregon.

Residential Electricity Providers in Oregon

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED14.43121.48,205,5251,184,124,18611,382,970.78
Eugene Water and Electric BoardBUNDLED11.92114.31,007,143120,010,572
Central Electric CooperativeBUNDLED9.18127.23536,82249,260,000
Central Lincoln PUDBUNDLED10.01105.2441,56644,185,500
Springfield Utility BoardBUNDLED7.3878.58367,96827,148,200
Emerald People's Utility DistrictBUNDLED10.13136.2320,87132,508,23617,685
Oregon Trail Electric CoopBUNDLED10.36101.71303,36831,426,000
Midstate Electric CooperativeBUNDLED8.90116.78278,88624,811,000
Consumers Power IncBUNDLED10.90131.23259,50028,289,600

Commercial Electricity Providers in Oregon

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED11.34578.996,632,429752,309,99711,382,970.78
Eugene Water and Electric BoardBUNDLED9.57693.79785,87575,182,925
Springfield Utility BoardBUNDLED7.24384.04250,06318,102,000
Umatilla Electric CooperativeBUNDLED6.51449.92197,44012,860,500
Oregon Trail Electric CoopBUNDLED8.42298.06189,27515,930,800
Central Lincoln PUDBUNDLED8.76250.68184,60116,172,000
McMinnville Water and LightBUNDLED7.35372.31161,35311,853,000
Idaho PowerBUNDLED9.14324.36155,22014,180,044685,996
Central Electric CooperativeBUNDLED8.10296.35133,15610,779,000

Power Plants in Oregon

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Wasco County Conventional Hydroelectric 5,924,649
Multnomah County Conventional Hydroelectric 4,128,102
Hermiston Power PartnershipCalpine (100.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 4,054,9511,548,262,731.26381.82
Hermiston Generating PlantHermiston Generating Co LP (50.00%)PacifiCorp (50.00%)
Umatilla County Natural Gas 2,942,9061,171,818,585.98398.18
Columbia County Natural Gas 2,633,592972,283,484.62369.19
Klamath Cogeneration PlantAvangrid (100.00%)
Klamath County Natural Gas 2,617,682.74999,231,066.82381.72
Boardman Natural Gas 2,039,818749,705,645.64367.54
Boardman Natural Gas 1,777,229643,364,385.44362
Sherman County Wind 948,667
Klondike Windpower IIIAvangrid (100.00%)
Sherman County Wind 730,539

Quick Facts

Oregon generates 5.04 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 43rd 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 2.27 megawatt hours produced from wind per person, which is 13th highest in the nation.

Natural gas makes up 34.47% of the electric generation in Oregon, giving it a ranking of 24th countrywide for total natural gas generation.

With total production of 61,968,955.15 megawatt hours, Oregon is the 25th largest total generator of any states in the country.

Oregon produces 34.53% of its electricity from non-renewable sources, giving it a ranking of 39th worst for total electricity production from non-renewable sources.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Baker County16,539310.48$116.98/mo
Benton County94,6673110.89$126.87/mo
Clackamas County418,577214.42$121.30/mo
Clatsop County40,7205114.44$152.29/mo
Columbia County52,3814113.56$159.19/mo
Coos County64,619611.39$114.00/mo
Crook County24,300539.44$123.83/mo
Curry County23,234212.41$125.61/mo
Deschutes County194,964519.25$120.77/mo
Douglas County110,680610.90$111.39/mo
Gilliam County1,9544610.53$123.25/mo
Grant County7,225310.52$104.10/mo
Harney County7,45449.23$91.66/mo
Hood River County23,915610.01$110.73/mo
Jackson County221,662310.82$103.94/mo
Jefferson County24,232410.50$130.56/mo
Josephine County87,686310.95$105.73/mo
Klamath County68,8993110.21$108.12/mo
Lake County8,119519.23$110.30/mo
Lane County380,5321011.45$144.78/mo
Lincoln County49,866410.74$122.47/mo
Linn County127,200310.86$116.23/mo
Malheur County31,313369.82$108.18/mo
Marion County344,0374212.64$123.66/mo
Morrow County11,9644410.22$121.08/mo
Multnomah County810,0114113.66$119.26/mo
Polk County86,347611.73$117.01/mo
Sherman County1,7844312.38$146.26/mo
Tillamook County27,129210.64$117.63/mo
Umatilla County79,509829.93$107.21/mo
Union County26,255210.30$101.89/mo
Wallowa County7,330411.26$102.83/mo
Wasco County26,6034112.48$150.43/mo
Washington County596,9693115.64$147.33/mo
Wheeler County1,477311.34$108.84/mo
Yamhill County107,024414.13$127.27/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

For electricity generation purposes, the state of Oregon's main fuel is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 27,972,995.21 megawatt hours, or 45.14% of generation in the state. When combined with Natural Gas (34.47%) and Wind (15.54%), these three fuel types account for 58,966,145.01 megawatt hours (or 95.15%) state electricity generation. Electricity consumption in the state results in the release of 4,808,334,036.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, which is 40th largest emissions amount in the nation. More importantly, the state averages 1,132.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the state, which is a better measurement of the state's emission levels. They rank 47th highest in the United States for emissions per citizen. Oregon has 35 power plants, which is the 30th highest number of power plants in a state and the 29th highest amount of power plants per person in a state.

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Oregon Net Metering

There are 39 companies in Oregon offering electricity. Of those 39, 87.18% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state of Oregon has highly favorable state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Oregon is 2.24%. This includes data from 19 providers, including Portland General Electric, PacifiCorp, and Eugene Water and Electric Board. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.45%, resulting in a rank of 10th best in the nation for Oregon in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can help encourage private citizens to consider installing private solar panels by issuing tax breaks and rebates. Oregon, unfortunately, has no statewide tax credits offered to residents who purchase solar panels. Citizens in the state enjoy rebates for solar installs of over $500. This is the highest amount we've seen in the United States. Oregon offers homeowners a 100% tax exemption that lasts less than 10 years. Fortunately, citizens in the state have a 100% sales tax exemption for the purchase of solar at a home. Can't beat that!

State Level Initiatives

Legislation drawn up at the state level determines whether a state is friendly towards customers searching for renewable energy sources. Many states require renewable fuels to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation. These requirements are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The state of Oregon has made strong efforts to create an RPS plan of action that requires at least 25% of electricity output to be fueled by renewable fuel types. In addition, the state has a low income solar program in place to assist low income households installing solar panels.

Learn about going solar in Oregon, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Oregon

How much does electricity cost in Oregon?

The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Oregon in 2023 is 11.47 cents.

How many power plants are located within Oregon?

Oregon is home to 35 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 RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1McMinnville Water and Light7.2718,238
2Northern Wasco PUD7.3410,395
3Springfield Utility Board7.3832,730
4Cascade Locks, Oregon Electric Utility7.46957
5Clatskanie PUD7.474,314
6Milton-Freewater, Oregon Electric Utility8.254,378
7Hood River Electric Coop8.363,947
8Columbia River PUD8.4916,948
9Forest Grove Electric8.6510,563
10Canby Utility8.657,897

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 (45.14%), Natural Gas (34.47%) and solar (15.54%).

What is the average electric bill in Oregon?

In 2023, Oregon has an average electricity bill of $108, while the US average is $148.

What power companies are in Oregon?

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Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2023-09-06