Wednesday, November 16, 2016

USA, Oregon: Portland Utility Sets Course for More Renewable Energy Contracts

PGE files Integrated Resource Plan with Public Utility Commission (News Release)

Plan sets path for PGE to deliver on Oregon’s renewable power goals

Portland General Electric Company today filed its 2016 Integrated Resource Plan with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC), which would put PGE on target for meeting the state’s recently expanded renewable energy requirements.

Now that PGE has submitted its plan, OPUC staff members and stakeholders have up to six months to review it and provide comments and recommendations to the commission, which will ultimately decide whether the plan makes sense for customers and should be implemented. If the OPUC acknowledges the plan, PGE will work with the commission to develop competitive bidding processes to evaluate and select new resources. Bids could include renewables, hydroelectric power, flexible natural gas generation, geothermal power, energy storage and/or power supply contracts.

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