updated 2021

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.

Map of Energy Generation Facilities in the Region

Energy Consumption by Sector

The largest consumption of energy in the State is for transportation. Data are only available at the State level.

Oregon Energy Consumption by End-Use Sector, 2018 showing Transportation consumes 31% of Oregon Energy

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.

Oregon Energy Production Estimates, 2018 showing Biofuels at over 5 trillion BTU and natural gas at about half a trillion BTU
Oregon Energy Consumption Estimates, 2018; this bar chart shows that Hydroelectric and natural gas are the highest sources of consumption, followed by motor gasoline

Energy Incentives

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.