Portland General Electric

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About Portland General Electric

Portland General Electric is an investor owned company. The largest city serviced by the provider is Portland, but the company also supplies electricity to 56 cities in Oregon. The provider has a total of 914,104 customers. There are 4,266 industrial customer accounts, 107,226 commercial customers, one transportation account and 802,610 residential customers. On average, Portland General Electric charges their customers a residential electricity price of 13.31 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 20.17% above the average Oregon price of 11.07 cents and 2.91% below the nationwide average of 13.71. The company sold 6,442,580 megawatt hours in 2020 by way of wholesale channels. The electricity produced in the company's power plants made up 14,576,632 of the megawatt hours sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 10,358,031. Their revenue for 2020 from electricity activities was $2,155,420,300, with 8.56% coming from sales to the wholesale electricity market.

The United States average monthly residential power bill is $121.23, while the Portland General Electric average is 9.54% below at $109.67 per month. This is the 1434th lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in the United States. The company generates a total of 2,038,545.23 megawatt hours from coal use. This makes them the 124th highest producer in the United States out of 3509 electricity suppliers The company is 203rd in the country for megawatt hours produced from solar fields. The supplier is able to generate 1,158,058.78 megawatt hours from hydroelectric power sources, which makes them the 31st largest generator of hydroelectric power out of 3509 suppliers in the country.

Portland General Electric Net Metering

Offering net metering to consumers is a win-win situation for Portland General Electric and any people who receive their electricity from the company. Net metering allows residents to sell kilowatt hours back to the grid, making the purchase of solar and other electricity sources a cheaper project.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is a part of life when dealing with electricity transmission. Portland General Electric currently averages a loss of approximately 4.19% of the total electricity they produce. The state of Oregon has an energy loss average of 1.78% and the US average is 2.76%, giving Portland General Electric a rank of 695th best out of 3509 providers who report energy loss in the United States.

Portland General Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Portland General Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.112/kWh$146.58/mo.$72.11/mo.
2033rd13.31¢Portland General Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1434th$109.67Average monthly electricity bill for Portland General Electric's residential customers

Portland General Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Headquarters:121 Southwest Salmon Street
    Portland, Oregon 97204
    United States of America
  • CEO:Maria Pope

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Quick Facts About Portland General Electric

Portland General Electric generates 23.68% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 307th in the nation out of the 3509 companies we track.

Portland General Electric is the 94th largest generator of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources out of 3509 suppliers in the nation.

Portland General Electric ranks 59th in the country out of 3509 suppliers for total electricity production from natural gas, with production totaling 8,768,180.65 total megawatt hours a year.

Portland General Electric is ranked 36th out of 3509 providers that we track in the US for the total percentage of electricity output from renewable fuels.

Portland General Electric is the 93rd highest producer of electricity out of 3509 providers in the country, producing 14,160,972.78 megawatt hours.

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Energy Loss

Portland General Electric's energy loss due to business operations.

-4.19%

Total Energy Loss

1,045,901MWh

695 National Rank

Portland General Electric Energy Makeup

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Portland General Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Oregon914,1042,016,108,4941100%

Portland General Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Clackamas County421,401213.27$109.62/mo
Columbia County52,589413.82$148.43/mo
Hood River County23,97759.70$105.43/mo
Marion County345,920311.96$116.08/mo
Multnomah County815,428312.62$108.40/mo
Polk County87,433511.18$110.46/mo
Washington County600,372315.09$134.43/mo
Yamhill County107,722413.35$116.57/mo

Power Plants Owned by Portland General Electric

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Colstrip MT Coal 10,200,045.0110,605,011,899.291,039.7
Carty Generating StationPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Morrow County OR Natural Gas 3,027,3171,110,338,070.1366.77
Columbia County OR Natural Gas 2,837,2101,053,805,240.04371.42
Boardman OR Natural Gas 1,701,619617,183,414.12362.7
Sherman County OR Wind 1,005,296
Tucannon River Wind FarmPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Columbia County WA Wind 866,065
Columbia County OR Natural Gas 825,327379,632,626.8459.98
Round ButteWarm Springs Power Enterprises (33.33%)Portland General Electric (66.67%)
Jefferson County OR Conventional Hydroelectric 748,182
Morrow County OR Wind 321,287
PeltonPortland General Electric (66.67%)Warm Springs Power Enterprises (33.33%)
Jefferson County OR Conventional Hydroelectric 295,218

Portland General Electric Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
61.92%
WIND
Wind
Wind
15.48%
COAL
Coal
Coal
14.40%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
8.18%
SOLAR
Solar
0.01%
OTHER
Other
0.01%

Cities Portland General Electric Has Coverage

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Portland General Electric FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Portland General Electric customers each month?

Portland General Electric currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $109.67, compared to the Oregon average of $103.81 and the US of $103.81 for bundled service.

How many counties does Portland General Electric provider electricity in?

Portland General Electric supplies electricity to customers in 8 counties in the United States including Oregon.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Portland General Electric customers?

Consumers of Portland General Electric, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 13.31 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Who is the CEO of Portland General Electric?

Maria Pope is the current CEO of Portland General Electric.

What percentage of Portland General Electric's electricity is produced from renewable fuel sources?

Portland General Electric generates 23.68% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

What percentage of Portland General Electric's electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuel types?

Portland General Electric generates 76.32% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

What cities does Portland General Electric sell electricity to?

Portland General Electric provides electricity to 56 cities throughout the US.

What is the phone number for Portland General Electric?

Portland General Electric's customer service phone number is (800) 542-8818

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Portland General Electric?

Portland General Electric owns or is associated with 15 power plants.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-08-01