PGE Quick Facts
Serving Portland, Salem and nearby communities with highly reliable power

For more than 130 years, we’ve been powering the pioneering spirit of our region — keeping energy safe, reliable and responsibly generated. We are deeply committed to the success of the communities we serve and strive to bring innovative solutions to our customers and a bright energy future for Oregon

Reflecting our customers’ values

Because our customers’ values power the way we operate, serving our customers means reflecting their diverse views in the way we do business. It is why we consistently lead the nation in renewable power programs and why our company and employees are deeply involved in serving the community.

Leading the way

The future of energy is changing and we are leading the change. We’re building a smarter energy infrastructure, providing our customers the clean energy they want, and bringing new energy solutions forward. As one of the state’s largest and most-respected employers, it’s an exciting place to be as we work to create a sustainable and affordable energy future for our customers.

A quick look at PGE*
*Figures based on year-end 2018 calendar data

Population of service areaState-approved service area (square miles)
Population of service areaCities served
Population of service areaTotal number of retail customers
Population of service areaResidential customers
Population of service areaCommercial customers (includes lighting)
Population of service areaIndustrial customers
Population of service areaTotal number of employees
Population of service areaUtility plant assets
Population of service areaRetail revenues
Population of service areaMegawatt-hours delivered (retail and direct access)
Population of service areaAverage annual kilowatt-hours per residential customer
Population of service areaAverage annual revenue per residential customer
Population of service areaResidential price per kilowatt-hour
1,900,00012.01 cents
Population of service areaNational residential average price per kilowatt-hour
1,900,00013.86 cents
Population of service area2018 peak load (Aug. 9, 2018)
1,900,0003,816 MW
Population of service areaAll-time peak load (Dec. 21, 1998)
1,900,0004,073 MW
Population of service areaCircuit miles of transmission lines
Population of service areaCircuit miles of distribution lines

Our employees make the difference

It takes more than 2,950 employees working as a team to power the potential of our region. In addition to skilled tradespeople, PGE offers careers in engineering, environmental sciences, information technology, finance, marketing, customer service and more.

We work hard to build a diverse workforce to ensure we have a wide range of talents, viewpoints and ideas to safely and reliably serve our 880,000 customers and innovate for the future. We’re proud to have achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Equality Index for the sixth year in a row, reflecting our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

PGE officers

PGE is guided by an executive leadership team. See our officer profiles PGE.