Basic Service

Our standard plan


On Basic Service, your electricity price equals your actual usage each month billed at the Basic Service rate.

Your bill also includes a base charge, distribution costs and required adjustments.

Pricing is based directly on the cost to provide electric service and is regulated by the Oregon Public Utility Commission. For details, see our tariff.

Power 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.

The 2014 Supply Mix Graph includes “Renewable Energy Credits” or “green tags” associated with the eligible renewable energy (wind, biomass and some hydro) that may be saved or used to comply with Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

Environmental Impact

Basic Service & Time of Use Environmental Impact

Amounts of pollutants per kWh of supply mix compared to the Northwest U.S average.
Source: Oregon Department of Energy, 2013 data.

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.

Renewables, please! Renewables, please!

Support Northwest renewable power with either Green Source℠ or Clean Wind℠.

Green-e Certified Green-e Certified

Our renewable power is certified by one of the most stringent programs in the nation.

Keeping Oregon Green Keeping Oregon green

We’re working hard to meet Oregon’s renewable portfolio standard of 25 percent renewables by 2025.