Portland's Energy Performance Reporting

Requirements for commercial buildings in Portland

Portland requires commercial building owners 20,000 sq. ft. and over to annually report their energy use. This year’s deadline to report is April 22, 2020. Learn more at the Portland’s Energy Performance Reporting page PGE.

You may submit your 2019 energy usage data request now. We will start processing requests on March 16, 2020, when we have access to the full year’s data.


How to request your energy usage data

If you've never requested energy usage data from PGE, go to the New or additional buildings to report tab.

If you previously received energy usage data from PGE for ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager reporting complete the two steps under the Requested data last year tab.

If you requested energy usage data last year AND have additional buildings that you did not request data for last year, follow the steps under both tabs below.

Step 1: Email us (if necessary)

Unless you’ve already received a communication from PGE with meter numbers from the buildings reported on last year, please complete the following: Email your buildings address, building ID number PGE provided by the city and any tenant release forms to portlandreporting@pgn.com.

Step 2: Submit tenant release forms (if required)

PGE requires signed tenant release PGE forms from buildings with four or fewer tenants billed directly by PGE.

You will only need to send releases for new tenants or tenants not previously submitted to PGE, including any that vacated the premises in the 2019 calendar year.

Release forms can be scanned and emailed or mailed to the following address.

PGE Energy Reporting Administrator

Portland General Electric

121 SW Salmon Street

3WTC0402

Portland, OR 97204

Next steps

  1. Upon receiving your request, we will email your list of meter numbers associated with each property. Please respond to the email and either verify the meter numbers are correct or reply with any updated meter numbers.

    Meter numbers typically have 6-8 digits (examples: AB08979621, TZ010285). Please include all digits in your data request; letters are not required. There are two ways to locate meter numbers:

On your monthly bill

On the meter — please note the meter number location varies by meter type

2. After you have verified your building’s meter numbers and provided any tenant release forms, your building's aggregated energy usage data will be emailed to you in a format compatible for upload directly into ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager PGE.

Enter your energy usage information into ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager PGE and complete your submission by April 22 to meet the city’s deadline. Refer to the How to Comply Guide PGE for more information.

Accordion - City of Portland Energy Performance Reporting FAQ

  • Commercial buildings 20,000 square feet and over must annually comply with the city’s ordinance.

To confirm if your building is included or excluded from the city’s ordinance, refer to Portland’s Energy Performance Reporting page PGE.

Refer to the PGE Energy Performance page for details.

Meter numbers can be found on your monthly PGE bill or on the front panel of the meter, immediately below the digital display. Refer to the PGE Energy Reporting page for more details.

You can look up the information on the city building ID portal PGE.

Be sure to include all tenant meter numbers in your data request.

If you have four or fewer tenants directly billed by PGE, include the signed PGE Tenant Release Forms PGE for each tenant. Release forms previously sent to PGE are kept on file, so you are only required to send release forms for new tenants or tenants not previously submitted to PGE, including any that vacated the premises in the previous calendar year.

The ordinance requires tenants with separately metered spaces to authorize the building owner access to monthly energy usage data directly from the utility. In the case of a very limited number of tenants, energy usage may more easily be attributed to a particular tenant or tenants, so PGE requires signed Tenant Release Forms for customers directly billed by PGE to ensure customer confidentiality.

Electricity consumption data will be provided in kilowatt hours (kWh) and aggregated for the whole building in a format compatible for uploads directly into ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager.

Aggregate usage data is required for the entire building to give it an ENERGY STAR rating and to comply with the city of Portland’s ordinance.

Additionally, due to privacy laws, building owners do not have the right to automatically receive specific meter data for an account that belongs to a tenant.

Yes. Email the PGE energy reporting administrator with a request including the Building ID you require the data for. If your building has four or fewer tenants directly billed by PGE, you will also need to submit tenant release forms.

For questions on your electricity consumption data, email the PGE energy reporting administrator or call 800-822-1077.