Portland General Electric Files 2025 Proposed Rate Review With Oregon Public Utility Commission

March 5, 2024
The 2025 rate case filing, with an average customer rate increase of 7.4%, includes investments in local battery energy storage systems and infrastructure modernization.

Portland General Electric has filed a 2025 proposed rate review with the Oregon Public Utility Commission including investments in local battery energy storage systems to enhance reliability and optimize power from renewable resources, as well as infrastructure modernization.   

The 2025 rate case filing comprises of an average customer rate increase of 7.4%. The filing begins an up to a 10-month public process to review the proposed request. 

“To achieve the day-to-day reliability that customers expect while simultaneously solving for the challenges of the future, Portland General Electric is deploying battery energy storage technology to modernize and strengthen the grid,” said Larry Bekkedahl, senior vice president of strategy and advanced energy delivery. “We are focused on delivering reliable electricity to customers while keeping the cost as low as possible.” 

Major items in the rate review filing are: 

  • Local battery energy storage projects to provide enhanced reliability and resilience during peak demand.
  • Investments in transmission and distribution to allow dependable energy flow as demand for electricity grows and customer needs evolve. 
  • Upgrades to technology and generation facilities for increased resilience and long-term, dependable power. 

PGE has expanded its Income Qualified Bill Discount program, which offers 15% to 60% monthly energy discount to eligible customers based on household size and income. 

The company also offers additional energy reduction programs to help customers save costs and manage their energy, including usage dashboards, rebates and incentives for energy efficiency, as well as programs helping customers shift energy use during peak demand.

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