South Waterfront System Upgrade

Learn how we’re strengthening the energy grid and improving service for you

As we work toward Oregon’s clean energy future, we’re strengthening the energy grid to make it smarter, more efficient and more reliable for you. Among our many projects, in 2019 we installed new underground power lines in the South Waterfront area along Moody Avenue. This upgrade was part of the larger Marquam project.

The upgraded underground lines, which connect to our new Marquam substation, serve the growing South Waterfront neighborhood, including the Oregon Health and Sciences University South Waterfront campus.

These new lines:

  • Boost service reliability and redundancy
  • Reduce the risk of outages
  • Keep pace with growth in the area
  • Help improve overall system operations for all customers

If you have a question about this project, please contact us at 503-612-3730.

Building a brighter future for you

Thank you for your patience as we enhance and modernize the energy grid, creating a platform for a clean energy future.