Portland General Electric

Portland General Electric is an investor owned organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon and supplying power to customers in 7 counties in Oregon. The company presently supplies electricity to residential, commercial, industrial and transportation customer accounts, with a total of 4,274 industrial customer accounts, 106,574 commercial customers, one transportation customer and 796,692 residential accounts subscribed. Portland General Electric's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 12.93 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 15.28% higher than the average state rate of 11.22 cents. The provider had total sales and disposition of 24,938,009 megawatt hours in 2020, of which 69.87% were from retail sales. Electricity production and wholesale power purchases made up 58.45% and 41.54%, respectively, of all electricity sourced. Power plants the company owns generated 14,576,632 megawatt hours and an additional 10,358,031 megawatt hours were acquired via the wholesale electricity market. The total revenue for the company for 2020 from electricity sales was $2,155,420,300, with 8.56% coming from wholesale electricity sales and 83.52% from retail sales to end users.

About Portland General Electric

The United States average monthly residential power bill is $120.24, while the Portland General Electric average is 9.93% lower at $108.3 per month. The company is 35th out of 3511 suppliers that we track in the US for total megawatt hours generated from wind turbines, with 2,274,385 megawatt hours generated. The company's generating facilities have output of 8,627,798.65 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas as the fuel source. This amount makes them 61st highest in the United States out of 3511 providers for total natural gas production. The supplier generates a total of 3,175,151.82 megawatt hours from the use of coal, which ranks them the 105th highest producer in the country out of 3511 electricity suppliers

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 7,954,443,549.92 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Portland General Electric is the 1st highest out of 23 suppliers in Oregon for total emissions from electricity sold. This total equates to 439.04 kilograms of CO2 emissions per megawatt hour sold, which ranks the supplier 1374th highest in the United States for this category. The provider's power plants mainly use Natural Gas to generate electricity. It is used for 56.45% of the megawatt hours generated by the company and 8,627,798.65 megawatt hours are produced from just that fuel source. Coal (20.77%) is also used in electricity generation, as well as Wind (14.88%). Portland General Electric is associated with, manages or owns a combined 19 electricity producing plants throughout their operating area. This is the 131st most plants connected to an electricity company out of the 3511 suppliers that we track in the United States and 4th out of 23 in the state.

Portland General Electric Net Metering

Customers of Portland General Electric have the ability to take advantage of net metering. This is a positive for any customer considering installing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their extra electricity back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is just part of the process when working with electricity transmission. Portland General Electric currently averages a loss of about 4.19% of the aggregate electricity they generate. Portland General Electric's energy loss levels give them a ranking of 13th worst out of the 23 providers that operate in Oregon and report energy loss and 723rd worst out of 3511 in the country.

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 Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.112/kWh$146.58/mo.$72.11/mo.
1094th12.93¢Portland General Electric's Average residential price per kWh
681st$108.3Average monthly electric bill for Portland General Electric's residential customers

Portland General Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Headquarters:3834 SouthEast 17th Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97202
    United States of America
  • CEO:Maria Pope

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Quick Facts About Portland General Electric

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Portland General Electric is the 93rd largest generator of megawatt hours from non-renewable fuels in the United States.

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Producing 15,283,701.64 megawatt hours annually, Portland General Electric is ranked 93rd for total production of all companies in the nation.

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Portland General Electric generates 22.75% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 323rd in the nation out of the 3511 suppliers we track.

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Portland General Electric is 34th out of 3511 electricity providers in the United States in megawatt hours generated from hydroelectric power usage.

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Portland General Electric produces 1,839 megawatt hours of electricity (or 0.01% of their total production) from solar energy.

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Throughout the past year, the generation efforts for the electricity sold by Portland General Electric realized a 503,940,305.43 kilogram decrease in CO2 pollution.

Energy provider of the year for Washington, Major Provider Category
Highest Ratio of Renewable Electricity
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Energy provider of the year for Oregon, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Largest Producer of Renewable Electricity
Oregon, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Oregon, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Largest Producer of Renewable Electricity
Oregon, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

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

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Total Energy Loss

1,045,901MWh

723 National Rank

Portland General Electric Energy Makeup

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Portland General Electric State Coverage

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Oregon907,5401,927,517,3351100%

Portland General Electric County Coverage

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Clackamas County418,187112.91$108.31/mo
Columbia County52,35448.48$105.69/mo
Marion County347,818511.66$114.47/mo
Multnomah County812,855212.72$107.60/mo
Polk County86,085411.25$109.28/mo
Washington County601,592212.91$108.31/mo
Yamhill County107,100412.58$107.77/mo

Power Plants Owned by Portland General Electric

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Colstrip MT Coal 8,566,937.998,999,242,146.211,050.46YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Columbia County OR Natural Gas 3,101,2611,147,463,143.96370No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Carty Generating StationPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Morrow County OR Natural Gas 2,988,9451,104,637,091.46369.57No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Boardman OR Natural Gas 1,711,856617,408,759.94360.67No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Morrow County OR Coal 1,632,3181,651,248,393.681,011.6No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sherman County OR Wind 1,112,90931,822,786.1128.59No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Tucannon River Wind FarmPortland General Electric (100.00%)
Columbia County WA Wind 941,73126,654,812.2228.3No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Round ButtePortland General Electric (66.67%)Warm Springs Power Enterprises (33.33%)
Jefferson County OR Conventional Hydroelectric 768,88547,481,960.0261.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Columbia County OR Natural Gas 449,029205,035,566.26456.62No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Columbia County OR Natural Gas 376,873206,711,647.98548.49No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Portland General Electric Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
56.45%
COAL
Coal
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Coal
20.77%
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Wind
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14.88%
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Conventional Hydroelectric
7.85%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.03%
OTHER
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0.01%

Cities Portland General Electric Has Coverage

  • Amity, OR
  • Aurora, OR
  • Banks, OR
  • Barlow, OR
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Canby, OR
  • Carlton, OR
  • Columbia City, OR
  • Cornelius, OR
  • Damascus, OR
  • Dayton, OR
  • Donald, OR
  • Dundee, OR
  • Durham, OR
  • Estacada, OR
  • Fairview, OR
  • Gaston, OR
  • Gervais, OR
  • Gladstone, OR
  • Gresham, OR
  • Happy Valley, OR
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Hubbard, OR
  • Johnson City, OR
  • Keizer, OR
  • King City, OR
  • Lafayette, OR
  • Lake Oswego, OR
  • Maywood Park, OR
  • McMinnville, OR
  • Milwaukie, OR
  • Molalla, OR
  • Mount Angel, OR
  • Newberg, OR
  • North Plains, OR
  • Oregon City, OR
  • Portland, OR
  • Rivergrove, OR
  • Sandy, OR
  • Scappoose, OR
  • Scotts Mills, OR
  • Sheridan, OR
  • Sherwood, OR
  • Silverton, OR
  • St. Helens, OR
  • St. Paul, OR
  • Sublimity, OR
  • Tigard, OR
  • Troutdale, OR
  • Tualatin, OR
  • Turner, OR
  • Vancouver, WA
  • West Linn, OR
  • Willamina, OR
  • Wilsonville, OR
  • Wood Village, OR
  • Woodburn, OR
  • Yamhill, OR

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

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Portland General Electric FAQ:

What is the phone number for Portland General Electric?

The Portland General Electric phone number is (800) 542-8818.

Who is the CEO of Portland General Electric?

The current CEO of Portland General Electric is Maria Pope.

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

The average rate of electricity for consumers of Portland General Electric is 12.93 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

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

Customers of Portland General Electric pay, on average, a monthly bill of $108.30.

What cities does Portland General Electric sell electricity to?

Portland General Electric has customers in 58 cities throughout the nation including, Oregon.

What percentage of Portland General Electric’s electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuels?

Power production facilities owned by or associated with Portland General Electric generate 77.25% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuels.

How many counties does Portland General Electric sell electricity in?

There are 7 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Portland General Electric including, Oregon.

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

There are 19 power plants associated with or owned by Portland General Electric.

What percentage of Portland General Electric’s electricity is generated using renewable fuel sources?

Portland General Electric produces 22.75% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-09-28