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Green Source offers customers a way to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Green Source
With this option, 100 percent of your electricity use is offset with renewable energy. In 2013, the mix for this product came from approximately 87.2 percent new wind, 10.3 percent low-impact hydro, 1.6 percent new biomass (wood waste) and 1 percent new geothermal energy.
  • Your electricity price equals your actual usage billed at Basic Service rates plus an additional $0.008/kWh for higher-cost earth-friendly power (about $7 more than Basic Service rate per month for a typical customer using 790 kWh per month). Prices subject to change. Any pricing changes will be updated upon OPUC approval.
  • Prices cannot be changed without OPUC approval.
  • These energy charges do not reflect your total PGE bill, which includes other charges billed to all customers such as basic charge, distribution and supplemental adjustments.
  • Estimate the costs to add renewable power to your account.

To choose Green Source, fill out our online renewable power enrollment form. More information about all PGE’s renewable power programs is available at GreenPowerOregon.

Supply mix
PGE has bought or plans to buy power or unique claims on the electricity produced from these types of power plants. The portion supplied by PGE is based on recent utility production and purchases. All percentages are approximate.

Green Source
(supply mix)

Green source supply mix and environmental impact

Environmental Impact
(amounts of pollutants per kWh of supply mix compared to the Northwest U.S average)

Green source supply mix and environmental impact

*Source: Oregon Department of Energy, 2013 data for Green Source. All percentages are approximate and may not add up to 100% due to rounding. “New” refers to power generated from facilities that became operational after July 1999.

Carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global climate change. Among the likely impacts for Oregon are less mountain snow pack and less water available in summer, higher sea levels, and threats to forests, crops, and fish and wildlife habitat. Coal and natural gas are the main sources of carbon dioxide from power generation.

Nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide are air pollutants that affect human health, plants, fish and wildlife. Nitrogen oxides contribute to smog. Coal is the main source of these pollutants from power generation. Natural gas plants produce nitrogen oxides.

Nuclear fuel wastes contain the most radioactive and long-lived waste formed during operation of nuclear power plants. These wastes are stored at nuclear power reactor sites. The United States has no permanent disposal site for these wastes.

Some hydropower dams contribute to the decline of salmon and other fish and wildlife populations.

Where does the power come from?
All of the renewable energy comes from 100 percent new sources (built after July, 1999) located in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council region. For 2013, PGE purchased renewable power from these sources.

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