Direct access

Power options for Oregon business customers

All business customers in Oregon may choose to leave regulated cost-based service (Basic Service) and choose a market-based option. These options include Daily Market Flux from Pacific Power or service from an Electricity Service Supplier (ESS).

2019 Direct Access Information Booklet

The 2019 Direct Access enrollment period is closed. The next enrollment window for 2020 will open in November 2019.

Review options for your business

Small businesses are organizations that do not incur a demand charge on their monthly electric bill or with demand of less than 30 kW for 12 out of the last 13 months. Small facilities, outbuildings with separate service and irrigation pumps are included in this category and are usually served under Oregon rate schedules 23 and 41.

Small businesses in Oregon have four options:

  1. Remain on regulated basic service from Pacific Power.
  2. Enroll in another regulated pricing option at any time throughout the year.
    • Blue Sky renewable energy
    • Time of Use 
  3. Select a market-based option from Pacific Power, called Daily Market Flux. The 2019 enrollment period is closed. The next enrollment window for 2020 will open in November 2019.
  4. Choose Direct Access and purchase electricity through an alternative Electricity Service Supplier (ESS).

The 2019 enrollment period is closed. The next enrollment window for 2020 will open in November 2019.

Large businesses typically have higher electricity use exceeding 30 kW at least twice in the last 13 months. These customers are typically served under Oregon rate schedules 28, 30, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54 or 76R.

Large business customers in Oregon have three options:

  1. Remain on regulated basic service.
  2. Select a market-based option from Pacific Power, called Daily Market Flux.
  3. Choose Direct Access and purchase electricity through an alternative Electricity Service Supplier (ESS). 

The 2019 enrollment period is closed. The next enrollment window for 2020 will open in November 2019.

Additional resources

For more information, please call our Direct Access experts Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-800-769-3717.