Portland General Electric customers lead the country in choosing renewable

Green Future program again ranks No. 1

Sept. 26, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. — With over 225,000 residential and commercial customers voluntarily enrolled in its Green Future program, Portland General Electric and its customers are again celebrating being the nation’s leaders in renewable energy.

For the 13th year*, PGE has held the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s PGE No. 1 ranking for the largest participation of business and residential renewable energy customers in a renewables program of any U.S. electric utility.

Over the 23-year life of the program, Green Future customers have chosen low-carbon, renewable energy in support of a clean energy future for all.

“Our customers are deeply committed to accelerating the transition to a clean energy future,” said Maria Pope, president and CEO of PGE. “More than a quarter of PGE’s business and residential customers choose renewable power, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, investing in innovative clean energy solutions and strengthening our state’s economy.”

The Green Future renewable energy program helps customers support clean, new renewable energy equal to all or part of their energy use each month. In addition, the program gives back to communities by funding renewable energy projects through the PGE Renewable Development Fund (RDF).

The RDF offers competitive grant awards for applicants to deploy their own clean energy projects like solar installations at Headwaters Farm PGE and Chemeketa Community College PGE and cogeneration projects PGE. Grants are awarded through an open and competitive application process. To date, the fund has awarded $16.5 million to 75 projects, bringing online more than 16.6 MW of renewable generation.

PGE also received the No. 1 ranking for the most megawatt hours of renewable energy sold, with over 2 million megawatt hours in green power sales in 2021.

As a fully integrated electric company, PGE can seamlessly integrate and deploy the technologies that enable cleaner, more affordable and equitably distributed energy across the largest system in Oregon.

For more information, visit portlandgeneral.com/greenfuture.

*NREL did not release rankings in 2011

About Portland General Electric Company
Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is a fully integrated energy company that generates, transmits and distributes electricity to over 900,000 customers in 51 cities across the state of Oregon. For more than 130 years, Portland General Electric (PGE) has powered the advancement of society, delivering safe, affordable, reliable and increasingly clean energy. To deliver on its strategy and meet state targets, PGE and its approximately 3,000 employees committed to partnering with stakeholders to achieve at least an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from power served to customers by 2030 and 100% reduction by 2040. PGE customers set the standard for prioritizing clean energy with the No. 1 voluntary renewable energy program in the country. Additionally, for the fifth year in a row, PGE was recognized by the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index which highlights companies committed to creating a more equal and inclusive workplace. As a reflection of the company's commitment to the community it serves, in 2022, PGE employees, retirees and the PGE Foundation donated nearly $5.5 million and volunteered more than 18,000 hours with more than 400 nonprofits across Oregon. For more information visit PortlandGeneral.com/news.

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