PGE uses solar and wind energy as much as possible. But, Oregon sees its share of rainy days and sometimes the wind isn’t strong enough to produce power.
To help us use more solar and wind energy regardless of the weather, as well as deliver low-cost, reliable energy, in 2015 we committed to joining the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM).
The EIM is a real-time wholesale energy market managed by an independent third party. Through the EIM, companies, like PGE, can buy and sell energy in near real-time, based on availability and customer needs. Most importantly, the EIM automatically dispatches the lowest-cost electricity resource available and optimizes the use of renewable energy.
The result will be lower energy costs, more reliable power and a cleaner energy future for Oregon. We joined the EIM in October 2017.
For more information, check out our Key Metrics summary.