2019 Price Changes

The Oregon Public Utility Commission approved an overall price increase for PGE customers of about 0.5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

The new prices include important investments we’re making to help us better serve you and support the work we’re doing to build a smarter, more resilient grid.

The impact of specific price changes will vary depending on the amount of power you use each month and your customer category. Note that the price changes for different categories reflect the infrastructure required to support those customers and the varying demands for energy they place on our system.

We take our responsibility to provide you safe, reliable and affordable power seriously. These new prices reflect extensive analysis and review by our regulators and stakeholders to ensure any increase we make is necessary and prudent.

To help you manage your energy use and your bills, we have several programs available. For example, we offer free advice and in-depth information on saving energy, and we can help connect you with Energy Trust of Oregon incentives.

There are also billing and payment options to make budgeting easier and free online tools to help understand and manage your energy use. We can also connect you with assistance programs — such as HEAT Oregon — to help in times of need. Visit PortlandGeneral.com/Save to learn more about these resources.

Across the major customer categories, the Commission-approved price changes starting in January are:

Type of service Rate schedule January price change
Residential 7 1.6 percent
Small business 32 2.5 percent
Commercial 83 No change
Large commercial 85 2.1 percent decrease
Industrial 89 and 90 2.1 percent decrease

For more detailed information, visit our tariff schedules or visit the OPUC website.