Multnomah County, Oregon Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Multnomah County, Oregon Electricity Overview

Multnomah County ranks 18th in the state out of 36 counties in solar power generation, with 1,850 megawatt hours produced from solar.

Multnomah County generates 5.75 megawatt hours per citizen of the county from renewable fuels. This makes Multnomah County the 13th highest ranking county out of 36 counties for renewable generation per capita in the state.

Multnomah County generates 4,685,167 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuel sources. This ranks Multnomah County 2nd in Oregon out of 36 counties for total renewable electricity production.

Customers in the county use 214.97% of the electricity that the county generates.

At an average residential rate of 12.74 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 14.46 cents per kilowatt hour, residents of Multnomah County benefit from a 11.90% discount from the national average price.

Emitting 699,021,066.7 kilograms of CO2 gases, Multnomah County has the 482nd highest pollution level from electricity consumption of any county in the United States.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    10,071,554 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    12.35 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,685,167 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    4,685,167 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    5.75 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    699,021,067 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    857.24 kg

Portland, OR Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 12.58 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Portland, which is 10.98% higher than the state's average rate of 11.34 cents. This makes the city 333rd out of 427 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Providers within the city limits have had an increase in generation from solar energy of about 92 megawatt hours, or 5.23%. The city ranks 12th out of 427 cities in the state for renewable energy production per capita, with 0 megawatt hours being produced per person.

Approximately 1,602.52 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 418th worst polluter in the state out of 427 cities. With total emissions of 1,045,650,149.14 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 3rd 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.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Portland

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.130/kWh$0.112/kWh$151.26/mo.$74.67/mo.
333rd12.58¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Portland
231st$106.46Average residential monthly electricity bill for Portland Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Portland, Oregon

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
PacifiCorpBUNDLED10.1695.666,026,499612,316,446
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED13.44110.287,937,7161,066,605,560

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 Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.44 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Gresham, which is 18.54% higher than the state's average rate of 11.34 cents. This makes the city 344th out of 427 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Selling an estimated 104,702.86 megawatt hours each year, Portland General Electric is the largest supplier in the city.

Approximately 1,602.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 317th worst polluter in the state out of 427 cities. With total emissions of 183,125,321.33 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 1,411,093.04 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.

Average 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 kWhAverage Bill$0.142/kWh$0.112/kWh$146.58/mo.$72.11/mo.
344th13.44¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gresham
260th$110.28Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gresham Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gresham, Oregon

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED13.44110.287,937,7161,066,605,560

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

Troutdale, OR Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity price is 13.44 cents per kilowatt hour for citizens of Troutdale, which is 18.54% higher than the state's average rate of 11.34 cents. This makes the city 344th out of 427 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Selling an estimated 26,763.27 megawatt hours each year, Portland General Electric is the largest supplier in the city.

Approximately 1,602.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 40th worst polluter in the state out of 427 cities. With total emissions of 26,127,099.51 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 201,325.34 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.

Average 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 kWhAverage Bill$0.142/kWh$0.112/kWh$146.58/mo.$72.11/mo.
344th13.44¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Troutdale
260th$110.28Average residential monthly electricity bill for Troutdale Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Troutdale, Oregon

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Portland General ElectricBUNDLED13.44110.287,937,7161,066,605,560

Electricity Production in Multnomah County, Oregon

Power Plants in Multnomah County, Oregon

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Multnomah County OR Conventional Hydroelectric 4,645,424
PHP 1Portland City of (100.00%)
Multnomah County OR Conventional Hydroelectric 37,893
Oregon Convention CenterDom Solar Lessor I, LP (100.00%)
Portland OR Solar 1,850

Multnomah County, Oregon Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Approximately 857.24 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 699,021,066.7 kilograms, the county ranks 2nd highest in Oregon and 482nd 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 740th 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:
    • Portland General Electric: 73.87%
    • PacifiCorp: 26.13%
  • 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 RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Portland General Electric83,207
2PacifiCorp1,126
3Cascade Locks, Oregon Electric Utility354

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-12