Oregon Clean Energy Plan

Delivering on a bold vision for Oregon’s clean energy future

In alignment with Oregon House Bill 2021, our Oregon Clean Energy Plan (CEP) lays out our path to a sustainable future for our state while delivering benefits to local communities. 

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

We have a vision for a clean energy future, and we’re committed to meeting customers' needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

In 2021, Governor Brown signed House Bill (HB) 2021 into law, which provides an emissions-based clean energy framework for electricity providers.

Among other requirements, HB2021 mandates that retail electricity providers must reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity sold to Oregon consumers. The reduction goals include:

  • 80% below 2010-2012 baseline emissions levels by 2030
  • 90% below baseline emissions levels by 2035
  • 100% below baseline emissions levels by 2040

Chart represents emissions reduction rates in million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent.

Clean Energy Plan

The Clean Energy Plan, or CEP, is specific to Oregon customers and communities and focuses on community-based actions to meet clean energy milestones. It’s based on PacifiCorp’s 20-year, long-term planning document, known as the Integrated Resource Plan or IRP.

The first CEP was filed with the Oregon Public Utility Commission on May 31, 2023 with details on:

  • A clean energy strategy with proposed specific actions to meet outlined milestones;
  •  Measurement of potential benefit and/or impact to communities of the resources proposed; and
  • Discussion of how PacifiCorp should comply with the requirements as it moves toward 100% renewable and non-carbon-emitting energy in Oregon.

2023 Oregon Clean Energy Plan

2023 Oregon Clean Energy Plan Data Templates: PDF | Excel

2023 Oregon Clean Energy Plan Supporting Documents

To develop the best possible CEP for Oregon, we are committed to gathering stakeholder input throughout the process. We invite and encourage customers and the general public to participate in our planning discussions. 

Our strategic engagement activities and opportunities include the following:

Clean Energy Plan & Integrated Resource Plan

These meetings provide opportunities for all stakeholders to learn more and provide feedback on our CEP and IRP.

Community Benefits & Impacts Advisory Group

The CBIAG seeks stakeholder feedback to align our focus on equity with our commitment to a clean energy future. 

Tribal Nations engagement

We’re working to build a strong partnership for consultation and collaboration with Oregon Tribes.

Distribution System Planning

These public workshops convene stakeholders to plan and modernize the grid.

2024 Public Input Meetings

4/24/2024 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT; Oregon Clean Energy Plan Engagement Meeting

2023 Public Input Meetings

2/24/2023 1-4 p.m. PT; February CEP meeting: slides (español), recordingnotes (español)
4/28/2023 1-4 p.m. PT; April CEP meeting: slides (español), recording part 1recording part 2notes (español)
6/23/2023 1-4 p.m. PT; June CEP meeting: slides (español), recording part 1recording part 2notes (español)
8/25/2023 1-4 p.m. PT; August CEP meeting: slides (español), recording part 1recording part 2recording part 3notes (español)
10/27/2023 1-4 p.m. PT; October CEP meeting: slides (español), recording part 1recording part 2recording part 3notes (español)

Oregon feedback tracker

As PacifiCorp seeks direct stakeholder feedback to build an inclusive and accessible process for consultation and collaboration, it has begun to develop a tracker of this input and questions received in its community engagements. The feedback tracker includes the feedback, responses provided, and where applicable, impact(s) or incorporation. The feedback tracker is at a point of time in the process, and it will continue to be updated with further collaboration.

Oregon CEP Feedback Tracker Through June 2023

Public participation and advisory group meetings

PacifiCorp aims to incorporate feedback on our specific actions, interim and specific targets, and other aspects of the Clean Energy Plan.

  • Our Community Benefits and Impacts Advisory Group helps inform and advise the company on which issues are most important to the communities we serve in Oregon.
  • As part of our update to the Transportation Electrification Plan (TEP) in Oregon, we’re engaging with our local stakeholders to engage underserved communities, identify barriers and prioritize programs.
  • Distribution System Planning outlines our strategy to make the grid smarter, more reliable and more efficient. Our workshops invite the public to participate and learn more.
  • We're working with local tribes to ensure their voices are heard as we transition to clean energy.

Learn more about the Oregon Clean Energy Plan's engagement strategy. Check out all of the community input groups.

Prioritizing community benefits

Our Oregon CEP is more than an ambitious plan for decarbonization — it’s a commitment to the customers and communities we serve.

Here is a closer look at our community engagement efforts and ways you can participate in energy planning.

Integrated Resource Plan

Our CEP work in Oregon is powered by our commitment to a clean energy future across our six-state service region. By coordinating efforts region-wide, we are simplifying and streamlining our energy transition path. Drawing on comprehensive data analysis and stakeholder input, we regularly update our Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which serves as a roadmap for transforming the western grid at scale.

The IRP is more than a vision for the future; it is our promise to the communities we serve — one we’re already delivering on, with steady progress toward ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to cleaner energy sources. As our 2023 IRP demonstrates, we’ve made significant headway in recent years by investing in transmission, renewable resources and market strategies — and by driving forward innovative technologies, such as batteries and advanced nuclear resources, to keep energy supplies reliable and affordable for customers across the region.

See details on the Integrated Resource Plan