Data tells us that Oregon’s immense hydroelectric and other power networks outside the Region produce much of what is consumed, however, local energy production is a growing industry in our Region.
Energy Consumption by Sector
The largest consumption of energy in the State is for transportation. Data are only available at the State level.
Energy Production and Consumption by Source
While the graphics show production and consumption Statewide, regional data are not available. Historically, the Pacific Northwest has benefitted from an abundant supply of relatively low-cost electrical energy due to hydropower’s large contribution to the power base. In terms of production, renewable energy leads in Oregon.
From 2004-2020, the combination of residential, commercial, and industrial entities in the Region have saved over 330 million kW hours of energy and generated over 25 million kW hours of renewable energy through participation in Energy Trust programs. In the same time period, Energy Trust has paid $64 million in incentives to residential, commercial, industrial, and renewable entities in the Region for gas and electric energy-efficient upgrades and renewable energy projects.