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Quick Facts

Serving Portland, Salem and nearby communities with highly reliable power

For more than 125 years, we’ve been powering the pioneering spirit of our region — keeping energy safe, reliable and responsibly generated. We are deeply committed to the success of the communities we serve and strive to bring innovative solutions to our customers and a bright energy future for Oregon.

Reflecting our customers’ values

Because our customers’ values power the way we operate, serving our customers means reflecting their diverse views in the way we do business. It is why we consistently lead the nation in renewable power programs and why our company and employees are deeply involved in serving the community.

Leading the way

The future of energy is changing and we are leading the change. We’re building a smarter energy infrastructure, providing our customers the clean energy they want, and bringing new energy solutions forward. As one of the state’s largest and most-respected employers, it’s an exciting place to be as we work to create a sustainable and affordable energy future for our customers.

A quick look at PGE

Quick Facts*
Population of service area 1,900,000
State-approved service area
(square miles)
4,000
Cities served 51
Number of retail customers
Residential
Commercial (includes lighting)
Industrial
874,568
767,012
107,289
267
Total number of employees 2,906
Utility plant assets $10,305,000,000
Retail revenues $1,860,000,000
Megawatt-hours delivered (retail and direct access) 19,718,000
Average annual kilowatt-hours per residential customer 10,338
Average annual revenue per residential customer $1,181
Residential price per kilowatt-hour 11.42 cents
National residential average price per kilowatt-hour 13.28 cents
2017 peak load (Aug. 3, 2017) 3,976 MW
All-time peak load (Dec. 21, 1998) 4,073 MW
Circuit miles of transmission lines 1,250
Circuit miles of distribution lines 27,457

*Figures based on year-end 2017 calendar data

PGE Quick Facts

Our employees make the difference

It takes more than 2,600 employees working as a team to power the potential of our region. In addition to skilled tradespeople, PGE offers careers in engineering, environmental sciences, information technology, finance, marketing, customer service and more.

We work hard to build a diverse workforce to ensure we have a wide range of talents, viewpoints and ideas to safely and reliably serve our 850,000 customers and innovate for the future. We’re proud to have achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Equality Index in 2015, reflecting our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

PGE officers

PGE is guided by an executive leadership team. See our officer profiles.