Whether it’s for financial or environmental reasons or both, a growing number of Oregonians are generating their own renewable energy. With generous government incentives, there has never been a better time to consider solar and other alternative-energy options. At PGE, we’re committed to expanding our renewable energy and addressing climate change, so we’re eager to help.
Explore this section for tips, tools and resources for taking advantage of these technologies. You can look at costs and incentives, assess the feasibility of a project, and find out what’s involved with setting up your own system and connecting it to PGE.
PGE is working to supply the growing needs of Oregon’s energy future with clean renewable energy. We’ve assisted hundreds of self-generating customers who supply the grid with their excess power through our Net Metering Service. We’ve also partnered with public agencies and private businesses on a number of innovative solar initiatives. Among them are the nation’s first solar highway in Tualatin and the Northwest’s largest rooftop installation in Northeast Portland, which uses thin-film solar panels.
To date, renewable energy systems owned by PGE customers have exceeded 15.6 megawatts of capacity. That is enough to power 1,444 homes for a year and offset 7,036 tons of carbon annually.