2019 Pricing Request

PGE has begun the 10-month process to request a price change for 2019.

PGE has filed a request with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) for an overall price increase of about 4.8 percent.

This is the first step in a ten-month review process with several opportunities for public input. The proposed change would take effect in 2019, and the actual amount may vary from the request based on the outcome of the public process.

If, after a thorough examination of PGE’s costs and analysis, the commission approves our request, a typical residential customer using 800 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month would see a monthly bill increase of about $6.50.

Impacts on residential and business customers would vary depending on the amount used. See our 2019 pricing request fact sheet. View in Spanish.

Investing in our system to better serve our customers and continue building a smarter, more resilient grid

PGE is making important investments to meet our customers’ energy needs with safe, reliable and secure energy.

The proposed price increase includes:

  • Upgrading our customer information system and meter data management system to provide better, more secure service today and into the future.
  • Strengthening safeguards that protect against cyberattacks and other potential threats.
  • Replacing or upgrading electrical equipment that poses a reliability risk.
  • Equipping our substations and distribution lines with technology that will help shorten outages.
  • Adding infrastructure to support rapid growth in our region and maintain reliability for everyone.

For complete information, view rate case filing UE 335, testimony and exhibits in Regulatory Documents.

You have a say in the process

Prices are set for Oregon’s investor-owned utilities in an open, public process called a rate case. It is conducted by the OPUC and includes involvement from customer groups, local governments and others.

Learn more about the pricing process and how you can get involved.