Small Business Support

From saving energy to sustainability, we have resources to help your business thrive.

Photo: Villas Market, a Good Energy Business

Hey small businesses, we love your energy!

You are at the heart of an Oregon kind of energy. Your hustle, innovation and resiliency inspire us every day. When it comes to energy needs, we know that one size doesn’t fit all. We’ve got options for you no matter what your goals are.

Getting started on your energy journey is easy!

Start with a free 15-minute Savings Checkup with one of our Energy Experts. The team will help you identify energy and cost-saving opportunities in your business. Whether it’s through PGE programs or Energy Trust of Oregon incentives, we’ll find the right programs to help your business.

From caring for family to caring for community

When Tisha Stigler’s mother was diagnosed with cancer and struggling with hair loss, Tisha wanted to help. She began experimenting with hair oils and eventually created Aspired Oil — designed to stimulate hair growth. With a dream, $40 and her mom’s constant encouragement, Tisha launched Natural Hair and Extensions to help others and pursue her passion.

When she ran into lighting issues with the building she purchased, she grabbed a mailer she’d received about PGE’s energy efficiency offerings. Energy Expert Josh L. helped her through the process of upgrading her lighting, which has allowed her to save $420 a year!

See how much you can save

Brighten up your space: LED lighting for business

Lighting consumes about 30 percent of the total energy used in most commercial buildings. So naturally, it’s a good place to start when considering ways to make your business more energy efficient.

A little or a lot, we’ve got you powered.

Be part of the clean energy future with a mix of renewable power that meets your needs. With Basic Service you’re already using renewable sources. Add a little more or go fully renewable with one of our Green Future℠ renewable power options.

Energy Partner Smart Thermostat Program

Our Energy Partner Smart Thermostat program is a great place to start saving energy and earning money for your business! With smart thermostats and seasonal rewards, local businesses have found it pays to use less energy without sacrificing comfort and productivity.

Arcade 2084 – serving up good vibes and good energy

When owners Shana and Eric launched Arcade 2084 in February 2020, they weren’t ready for what happened next. COVID closures came just a few weeks later, and they were a new business needing to find ways to save.

While reviewing their PGE bill, Shana read something about perks for energy efficient businesses. By taking advantage of free lighting upgrade incentives and joining energy efficiency programs, they were able to become a Good Energy Business, which saves them money and helps them earn rewards.

Help me save

With two locations in the Portland metro area, World HeARTs Fair Trade PGE is giving folks the opportunity to shop with intention and give with purpose. Their products are sourced from Fair Trade Federation Members, a community of like-minded individuals who work closely with artisans in developing countries to ensure the fair wages, safe working conditions, environmental responsibility and economic growth.  

Since 2009, The Rosewood Initiative PGE has been a leader in bringing the community together for positive change. Through hope, equity, transformation, connection and commitment, they’re building a safe, healthy and vibrant place where neighbors can thrive together.

You don't have to do much digging to find that the folks at Bennett Urban Farm Store PGE are big on community. At their shop in historic downtown Hillsboro, you’ll find a wide selection of carefully sourced goods from local makers, as well as some of the smoothest small batch coffee around — lovingly roasted in house!

ECOVIBE PGE is a mindful urban oasis of plants, pottery, kitchenware, candles, and more. They are also proud members of 1% For The Planet, so you can feel good about your shopping experience knowing a portion of every online sale goes to local environmental nonprofits!

On a mission to be a place for friends to reconnect and create, Lovejoy Workshop PGE is inspiring people to build timeless pieces and memories they will treasure forever. Browse their workshop schedule or book a private party to enjoy one of their tailor-made experiences!

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Prepare your business

Tips on how to protect your business and minimize disruptions.