Updated exhibit at the SAGE Center showcases evolution of renewable energy in Eastern Oregon

June 17, 2024

The Sustainable AGriculture and Energy (SAGE) Center PGE in Boardman, Oregon, has unveiled updates to Portland General Electric's (PGE) exhibit. Since the opening of the center in 2013, energy production technology has changed significantly, and the updated exhibit highlights PGE's commitment to providing safe, reliable, and responsible energy in Oregon through these advancements.

Visitors to the SAGE Center will learn how PGE turns natural resources like sunlight, wind, water, and natural gas into the electricity that powers homes and businesses in Oregon. The exhibit update showcases the advancement of wind and solar power technology. The groundbreaking Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility, the first development of its scale, combined wind and solar generation with battery storage.

"Stop and check out the updated PGE Exhibit at the SAGE Center,” invites Torrie Griggs, SAGE Center manager. "It offers insights into local projects and future plans, highlights job creation in the region, showcases their ongoing community support, and demonstrates how they are providing greener energy options for everyone in and around Morrow County.”

PGE has remained a strong economic partner in Morrow County since 1974 when the Boardman Coal Plant was constructed. Committed to a clean energy future, the Boardman Coal Plant was closed 20 years ahead of schedule in fall 2020 and demolished in 2022.

“Having a partnership with the SAGE Center has given us an opportunity to provide the community and other visitors with information about PGE and the work we do here in Morrow County. It's also very exciting to showcase the progress PGE is making in clean energy,” said Alejandra Pacheco, PGE supervisor and lifelong Boardman resident. “I love my community, my work at PGE, and being the connecting piece between the two.”


About Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is an integrated energy company that generates, transmits and distributes electricity to over 930,000 customers serving an area of 1.9 million Oregonians. For more than 130 years, Portland General Electric (PGE) has powered social progress, delivering safe, affordable, reliable and increasingly clean electricity while working to transform energy systems to meet evolving customer needs. PGE customers have set the standard for prioritizing clean energy with the No. 1 voluntary renewable energy program in the country. PGE is committed to reducing emissions from its retail power supply by 80% by 2030 and 100% by 2040. PGE is recognized by the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the company’s commitment to creating a more equal, inclusive workplace. In 2023, PGE employees, retirees and the PGE Foundation donated nearly $4.6 million and volunteered over 23,000 volunteer hours to more than 400 nonprofit organizations. For information, visit portlandgeneral.com/news PGE.

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