Electric Supply: Limited Deregulation/Deregulation Suspended
Gas Supply: Regulated
Electric Utilities: Portland General Electric (PGE), Idaho Power Company, Pacific Power (PacifiCorp)
Gas Utilities: Northwest Natural Gas
PUC Website: http://www.oregon.gov/PUC/
In Oregon, large business customers with a demand greater than 30 kilowatts (kW) can choose an alternative electricity supplier depending on utility territory. Customers of Portland General Electric (PGE) have four set times during the year. Customers of PacifiCorp may only choose an alternative electric supplier during a once-annual, three-day window in November. Customers above 30 kW and less than 1 megawatt (MW) are eligible for a 'shopping credit' on their bill of 5¢/kWh, which is a line item reduction in their charges for choosing an alternate electric supplier. The credit is limited to the first 10% customers of each utility. Both utilities also cap the total number of customers who can choose an alternative supplier.