Resource Planning

Leading the way to Oregon’s clean energy future

Planning ahead to keep affordable, reliable energy coming

Ensuring our Oregon customers have universal access to the clean, safe, reliable and affordable electric power they need is at the heart of what we do at PGE. The right mix of energy resources in the right locations can lower energy costs for our communities, but we have to plan ahead.

Our grid can be described as three distinct yet integrated systems: generation, transmission and distribution. Examples of generation are hydropower plants, wind and solar farms, and gas power plants. Transmission lines connect generation facilities to the distribution system where energy is distributed to neighborhoods and individual homes and businesses.

Our integrated planning processes inform how to best meet the future energy needs in our service territory. We use:

Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)

Integrated Resource Planning identifies and plans for a variety of renewable and emission-free energy sources and determines the best mix of energy to meet those needs.

Clean Energy Plan (CEP)

Our IRP evolves through our Clean Energy Plan targeting greenhouse gas reduction. The CEP informs how to decarbonize our energy mix.

Distribution Planning (DSP)

Distribution System Planning assesses our future distribution system capacity needs, forecasts where we will need more energy resources and prioritizes modernization projects that will make the most of new energy sources.

Transmission Planning (TP)

Transmission Planning (TP) assesses our future transmission system capacity needs.

Get involved - attend a public meeting

You can have an impact on the company’s plans by participating in these planning processes. Your involvement can influence PGE’s plan as it is developed and create space for you to provide direct input to PGE teams. Find out more about upcoming meetings and how you can attend virtually:

Deep Decarb Study

In 2021, Portland General Electric commissioned Evolved Energy Research (EER) to conduct an independent study exploring pathways to deep decarbonization for its service territory, called a Deep Decarb Study. This study is an update to an earlier Deep Decarb Study completed by EER in 2017. The Deep Decarb Study explores potential pathways for economy-wide decarbonization across PGE's service territory given the enactment of House Bill 2021 and DEQ's Climate Protection Program emissions targets. The study does not replace existing tools or processes used by PGE to plan for resource and system needs in compliance with the law.

This analysis was completed prior to the passage of the Inflation Adjustment Act. To adjust for the impact of the IAA on PGE and our customers, an additional slide by PGE has been added to the study.

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