Oregon rate proposal

Pacific Power filed a general rate case and a Transition Adjustment Mechanism update with the Oregon Public Utility Commission. The combined rate actions would result in a 16.9% rate adjustment, or roughly $304 million, and would support continued investments in wildfire risk management strategies, transmission infrastructure and renewable generation projects.

The average residential customer with typical energy usage would see an increase of about $29.47 per month.

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We understand the impact that rate increases have on our customers and local communities and Pacific Power remains committed to actively managing our system in the face of rising costs to limit price exposure and reduce cost volatility for our customers.

Key factors driving the rate request include:

  • Wildfire risk management, including rapidly growing wildfire insurance premiums, wildfire mitigation and vegetation management and the creation of a catastrophic fire fund, which would create a mechanism to manage the risks associated with increased wildfire activity.
  • Transmission infrastructure investments, which enable the integration of new renewable resources to serve growing customer needs.
  • Continued investments in low-cost renewable energy resources.
  • Cost of capital to finance utility operations and reflect current market conditions and risk.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to our customers and our communities and will continue seeking new ways to reduce impacts to customer bills, maintaining rates well below the national average.

Pacific Power offers the Oregon Low-Income Discount Program, which is helping over 43,000 of our most vulnerable customers across the state lower their monthly bills from 20% to 40%, depending on their income. 

Pacific Power rates are lower than other large utilities in the West

Commodities have experienced price spikes in recent months, whereas Pacific Power prices have remained stable over time

We are actively managing our system to offset these costs and reduce impacts to our customers

Renewable energy

We're integrating low-cost renewable energy sources into our resource portfolio.

Generation & transmission

We're taking long-term actions to manage our generation and transmission network, which are helping to lessen the impact of these rising costs.

Innovative markets

We have led the region in customer cost-saving programs, including the Western Energy Imbalance Market. The WEIM allows utilities across the West to access the lowest-cost energy available. Since 2014, total WEIM benefits across the six-state service area have reached over $745 million.

Some of our recent investments support community safety, reliability and wildfire mitigation

This proposal will be reviewed by the Oregon Public Utility Commission and, pending approval, the updated rates will go into effect January 1, 2025. 

Ways to save energy and manage costs

You can help reduce your energy use and save money by participating in these programs.

Incentives and rebates

Get Wattsmart® rebates from Energy Trust of Oregon when you make energy-efficient upgrades to your home or business. 

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Access your Home Energy Report to understand your energy usage and find ways to save.

Bill payment support

We offer bill assistance and payment plans to customers experiencing financial hardships.

Time of Use plan

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Electric vehicles

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