Distribution System Planning

The foundation of clean, reliable and affordable energy

What is the power distribution system?

Put simply, this is the network of poles, wires, transformers, substations, and other equipment used to bring power to your home or business. Our Distribution System Plan (DSP) outlines our approach to transform this system, providing a window into how we’re upgrading the grid to make it smarter, more flexible and cleaner.

Climate realities are a key driver of the transformation underway in the energy industry. It will take all of us, working together to achieve a clean energy future. This future requires a new, two-way power grid managed in partnership with customers to deliver clean, reliable and affordable power to all.

Get involved

Your input helps us create a plan that meets community needs. The decisions you help us make will drive progress as we fight climate change, ensure safety and security, protect affordability and equity, and maintain reliability and resiliency. Together we will define plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use tools that let you save money while helping manage the grid cleanly and efficiently.

As we develop and roll out specific pilot projects, we’ll hold local community meetings to get feedback. We’ve received valuable input through workshops conducted with organizations including:

  • Unite Oregon

  • Community Energy Project

  • Coalition of Communities of Color

  • Oregon Public Utility Commission

Join our next DSP Partner Meeting

Partner meetings are currently on hold. We welcome all to join our meetings when they resume. Check back later for a new date and time.

Upcoming DSP Partner Meeting:

Temporarily on hold

Resources and materials

Here you will find all information we’ve shared during the DSP proceedings – past meeting presentations, video recordings, supplemental materials and our final Distribution System Plan report.

Learn more and connect with us

Email us at DSP@pgn.com or fill out this form to be added to PGE's DSP Monthly Partners Workshops mailing list:

Please share your feedback on our DSP process via this form: