Our customers have made it clear: You want PGE to provide affordable electricity in an increasingly sustainable way. During its 2016 session, Oregon’s Legislature passed a landmark energy bill that will help preserve our environment while protecting PGE customers and our state’s economy.
The new law will transition Oregon off coal-fired electricity generation and double the amount of renewable energy used to serve you. It puts Oregon’s electric utilities on a path to achieve state carbon reduction goals. It also includes important provisions to keep prices affordable and ensure reliability for all PGE business and residential customers.
PGE was pleased to be part of a collaborative group that developed the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition plan. This diverse group included consumer advocates, environmental organizations, PGE, Pacific Power and businesses. The plan received bipartisan support in the Legislature, and the bill was signed into law by Governor Kate Brown in March. Read more about this groundbreaking legislation.
PGE is committed to creating a sustainable, diverse, affordable energy future for our customers. This balanced bill puts us on a responsible path to reduce carbon emissions and save our customers money compared to proposed ballot initiatives.Dave Robertson, vice president of public policy