Claims Center

Please review the information on this page carefully before completing the claim form, as it may affect your decision to file a claim.

Please review the information on this page carefully before completing the claim form, as it may affect your decision to file a claim.

Claims FAQ

Submit an online claim by filling out the information requested on the form and uploading documentation such as receipts, photos, etc. You may also call Customer Service at 800-542-8818 for help with filing a claim. When your claim is received, we will review and evaluate the information you’ve submitted.

The length of time to complete the investigation will depend on the complexity of the event in question.

You will receive an email acknowledging your claim the same day of your submittal. A claim representative will be contacting you within two business days to discuss next steps.

You should take reasonable steps to mitigate your loss.

You also have a responsibility to preserve the evidence and provide copies of appropriate supporting documentation: repair estimates, repair invoices, original purchase receipts and invoices, sales receipts, replacement item receipts and invoices, appraisals, photos, tax records, bank statements, etc.

If your claim involves food spoilage, please be advised that food spoilage claims are evaluated based on guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

  • A fully stocked freezer will typically keep food frozen for two days after losing power, if the door remains closed.

  • A half-full freezer will usually keep frozen approximately one day, if the door remains closed.

  • Food will usually stay cold in a refrigerator up to four hours, if the door remains closed.

PGE is responsible for fairly compensating you for damages caused by negligence on our part.

PGE is not responsible for damages caused by:

  • Weather-related conditions such as wind, lightning, heat, snow, ice or flooding.

  • Animal-related contacts with PGE’s equipment.

  • Equipment failure beyond PGE’s reasonable control.

PGE evaluates all claims fairly. If we are responsible, we will pay for the reasonable cost to repair damaged items. If you have replaced items, we will pay you the actual cash value of the original item, which is determined by today’s replacement cost minus depreciation.

You may wish to refer your claim to your insurance company, which may be able to pay replacement values for damaged items.

PGE is committed to evaluating all claims in a responsive and fair manner to help promptly resolve your claim. We appreciate your patience in allowing us sufficient time to look into this matter on your behalf. We value our customers and will be here every step of the way.

Families and individuals receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may be eligible to have replacement benefits for food lost due to power outages following the ice storm. The Oregon Department of Human Services says the value of the food lost may be replaced for recipients who experienced a power outage, home damage or other misfortune. Those impacted will need to make a request for the additional replacement benefits within 10 days of the loss, the additional benefits are not automatic. The replacement SNAP benefits form is available in English, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

More information is available through the DHS online.

  • If you do not qualify for SNAP, we recommend you contact your homeowners or rental insurance companies for guidance.

Filing a Claim?

Complete the PGE Claims Form PGE.

Mail, fax or email completed form and supporting documentation to:

Portland General Electric Liability Claims Department 121 S.W. Salmon St. Portland, OR 97204 Email: Fax: 503-464-7055 Phone: 503-228-6322