Using Your Reusable Envelope

Pacific Power uses a reusable envelope for your monthly statement that converts to a return envelope to mail back your payment. We have taken steps to improve the reusable envelope so it works better for you. The reusable envelope will continue to save valuable resources, and better meet the expectations of our customers.If you have any questions about the envelope, please feel free to call us any time, toll free at 1-888-221-7070. We are happy to help!

Recent improvements

Easier to open.

We have improved the tear strip so it will tear much smoother. Simply lift the tab and pull the tear strip to open the envelope.

Easy “Fold Here” flap.

Fold the flap on the dashed line where indicated.


Improved glue strip.

The adhesive is more effective after it is moistened, please make sure to moisten across the entire flap to ensure the envelope is completely sealed.

Tips to apply your payment without delay

1. Use our reusable envelope to send back your payment.

Please follow the instructions on the back of the envelope to ensure timely processing of your payment.

2. Refold the envelope flap to avoid using your own envelope

The flap refolds to a smaller sized envelope for returning your payment. After the tear strip is removed, fold the flap one more time and moisten the glue strip to seal your envelope.

If you started using your own envelopes to mail payments, we encourage you to please try the reusable envelope again.



3. No tape, staples or paper clips required.

By folding the flap where indicated and sealing the envelope by moistening the glue strip, you can be assured your payment is secure in the envelope and will be processed promptly. There is no need to fold your check or payment stub, or staple your payment to your stub, we will make sure your check and stub stay together.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this envelope being implemented?

Sustainability measures and environmental conservation are very important initiatives to us. Pacific Power is adopting a reusable envelope as a way to reduce waste while helping the environment (PDF) and keeping electricity prices low. By switching to reusable envelopes, each year we will help conserve 3,216 trees and 3,729,982 gallons of water, which is equal to six Olympic-size swimming pools*.

*Source: data pulled from the Environmental Paper Network,

Will I still receive a return envelope with my bill?

The envelope in which you receive your bill is your new return envelope. There will be easy-to-use instructions on the back of the envelope and please feel free to call us anytime, toll free, at 1-888-221-7070 for additional help.

How does the envelope work?
  1. Open the back of the envelope by pulling the indicated tear strip. No need to pull off the portion still glued to the envelope, it can stay on the envelope.
  2. Pull off the hanging security tab and remove your statement.
  3. When you are ready to re-use the envelope, insert your payment stub with your check, making sure the payment address shows correctly in the window.
  4. Moisten the sealing flap and fold the flap directly onto the original sealing strip, pressing firmly to seal the envelope. Apply postage and resend.

Why is the envelope upside down?

The envelope is upside down to ensure proper processing through the United States Postal Service mailing system.

What if I open my envelope with a letter opener, will it still work?

No it will not. Due to the glue strip placement, you will either need to use your own envelope or an alternative payment method.

I am not able to use my envelope, how can I pay my bill?
  • Pay online: You can choose to make a one-time payment or sign up for automatic payments at Or enroll in paperless billing.
  • Pay by phone: You can pay by phone with a check, credit or debit card through a third-party vendor. To pay by phone, call 1-800-672-2403. Residential customers will see a fee of $1.95 and business customers will see a fee of $4.95. Fees are applied per transaction. Pacific Power does not receive any portion of the fee charged for this service.
  • Pay in person: Use a pay station in your area (fees may apply). For a list of locations, visit
  • Pay by mail: You can use your own envelope and send payments to: PO Box 26000 Portland, OR 97256-0001.
What paper material is the envelope made of?

The envelope is made of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified paper. This means that our paper is sourced from forests and mills that are responsibly managed and meet the sustainability standards of the SFI.

Can I recycle the envelope?

Yes, both the envelope material and the window film are recyclable and compostable.

If you have any questions about the reusable envelope, please feel free to call us anytime, toll free, at 1-888-221-7070. We are happy to help!

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