Multnomah County, Oregon Electric Profile

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

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Multnomah County, Oregon Overview

Multnomah County ranks 17th in the state out of 36 counties in solar power generation, with 1,758 megawatt hours produced from solar.

Multnomah County ranks 816th out of 3221 counties in the nation for solar electricity production per capita, averaging 0 megawatt hours produced per person.

With 815,428 residents living within the county and 4,065,266 megawatt hours produced per year, Multnomah County has a per capita production of 4.99 megawatt hours. This is the 16 highest megawatt hour per capita amount in Oregon.

When comparing annual CO2 emissions per capita, Multnomah County saw a 22.07% increase in the most recent 12 months.

Multnomah County emitted 853,187,775.18 kilograms of CO2 gases from electricity use, which ranks it as the 2nd worst polluting county out of 36 counties in the state.

Multnomah County has experienced a 13.56% decline over the course of the past 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    9,984,091  MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.24  MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,065,266  MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    4,065,266  MWh

  • Production per Capita

    4.99  MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    853,187,775  kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,046.31  kg

Portland, OR Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 12.59 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Portland, which is 11.09% higher than the state's average rate of 11.33 cents. This makes the city 333rd out of 427 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Electric generation plants in the city have seen a 6.89% decline in the use of renewable energy versus non-renewable and fossil fuels. Portland General Electric sells an estimated 492,117.94 megawatt hours in the city a year, more than all other vendors.

Approximately 1,764.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 419th worst polluter in the state out of 427 cities. With total emissions of 1,151,380,733.73 kilograms, the city ranks highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The city has the 4th highest number of power plants of any city in Oregon, with one total power plant. Portland's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity production using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Portland

Portland residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.128/kWh$0.112/kWh $150.71/mo.$74.37/mo.
333rd 12.59¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Portland
263rd $107.37 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Portland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Portland, Oregon

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
PacifiCorp BUNDLED 10.42 98.67 6,019,651 627,456,144
Portland General Electric BUNDLED 13.24 109.99 7,978,092 1,056,368,674

Zips with electric coverage in Portland, Oregon include: 97229, 97206, 97223, 97080, 97202, 97219, 97230, 97236, 97233, 97222, 97266 and 25 other zip code(s).

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Gresham, OR Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.24 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Gresham, which is 16.83% higher than the state's average rate of 11.33 cents. This makes the city 344th out of 427 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Selling an estimated 105,785.59 megawatt hours each year, Portland General Electric is the largest supplier in the city.

Approximately 1,764.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 29th worst polluter in the state out of 427 cities. With total emissions of 201,640,063.42 kilograms, the city ranks 4th highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The 1,398,839.02 megawatt hours of electricity consumed in the city must be sourced from neighboring cities or counties as there are no power plants that call the city home.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gresham

Gresham residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.136/kWh$0.112/kWh $146.58/mo.$72.11/mo.
344th 13.24¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gresham
268th $109.99 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gresham Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gresham, Oregon

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Portland General Electric BUNDLED 13.24 109.99 7,978,092 1,056,368,674

Zips with electric coverage in Gresham, Oregon include: 97080, 97230, 97236, 97030, 97233, 97060, 97024

Troutdale, OR Electric Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.24 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Troutdale, which is 16.83% higher than the state's average rate of 11.33 cents. This makes the city 344th out of 427 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Selling an estimated 26,992.7 megawatt hours each year, Portland General Electric is the largest supplier in the city.

Approximately 1,764.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 29th worst polluter in the state out of 427 cities. With total emissions of 28,768,659.43 kilograms, the city ranks 44th highest in the state for total pollution from electricity consumption, however, it could be argued that emissions per capita is a better measurement of a city's pollution levels. The 199,577.02 megawatt hours of electricity consumed in the city must be sourced from neighboring cities or counties as there are no power plants that call the city home.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Troutdale

Troutdale residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.136/kWh$0.112/kWh $146.58/mo.$72.11/mo.
344th 13.24¢ Average residential price per kWh in the city of Troutdale
268th $109.99 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Troutdale Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Troutdale, Oregon

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) City Production (MWh) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($)
Portland General Electric BUNDLED 13.24 109.99 7,978,092 1,056,368,674

Energy Production in Multnomah County, Oregon

Power Plants in Multnomah County, Oregon

Plant City/County State Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (kg) Emissions per MWh Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Multnomah County OR Conventional Hydroelectric 4,010,436
PHP 1Portland City of (100.00%)
Multnomah County OR Conventional Hydroelectric 53,072
Oregon Convention CenterDom Solar Lessor I, LP (100.00%)
Portland OR Solar 1,758

Multnomah County, Oregon Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Approximately 1,046.31 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the county from electricity consumption, ranking them as the 26th highest polluter in the state out of 36 counties. With total emissions of 853,187,775.18 kilograms, the county ranks 2nd highest in Oregon and 411th in the US for total pollution from electricity consumption. The primary fuel consumed in Multnomah County is Conventional Hydroelectric. The county generates 99.96% of the total production in the county from this fuel source. Multnomah County has 3 electricity producing plants within its borders. This is the 779th highest number of power plants within a single county.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
99.96%
SOLAR
Solar
0.04%

Multnomah County, Oregon Net Metering

Multnomah County has 2 out of 3 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Regulations put in place at the state level are great for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Multnomah County averages out to about 5.37% of the total energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. With a state average energy loss of 1.78%, Multnomah County is ranked as the 16th best county in the state for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Multnomah County:

  • Fairview, Oregon:
    • Portland General Electric: 100.00%
  • Gresham, Oregon:
    • Portland General Electric: 100.00%
  • Maywood Park, Oregon:
    • PacifiCorp: 100.00%
  • Portland, Oregon:
    • PacifiCorp: 23.08%
    • Portland General Electric: 76.92%
  • Troutdale, Oregon:
    • Portland General Electric: 100.00%
  • Wood Village, Oregon:
    • Portland General Electric: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Multnomah County, Oregon?

The largest electricity supplier in Multnomah County, Oregon by total customer count is Portland General Electric.

How many electric companies offer service in Multnomah County, Oregon?

There are 3 electricity providers offering service in Multnomah County, Oregon.

How many power plants are in Multnomah County, Oregon?

Multnomah County, Oregon is home to 3 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

What electricity companies offer service in Multnomah County, Oregon?

County Customers Rank Provider Est. County Customers
1 Portland General Electric 87,409
2 PacifiCorp 987
3 Cascade Locks, Oregon Electric Utility 357

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-03-19