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Electric Industry Restructuring
If you live in Oregon you have a lot of choices when to comes electricity.  In March of 2002 Oregon’s Electric Restructuring law took effect and changed the landscape. 
This page includes documents and links that will provide you with much more information about the details of the restructuring law Senate Bill 1149.
It provides residential and nonresidential customers of Portland General Electric and PacifiCorp a portfolio of energy options and created a 3 percent public purpose charge for energy efficiency, development of renewable energy and low-income energy assistance.  Both NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas collect lesser amounts from their customers.
The Energy Trust of Oregon, an independent third party nonprofit, oversees the majority of those funds. A separate amount helps needy Oregonians pay their energy
Residential and small nonresidential consumers will receive a portfolio of energy options. Small nonresidential is defined as those who use less than 30 kW monthly.
Small business customers can also opt for Direct Access.
A portfolio advisory committee crafted the options and recommends ongoing improvements to the Commission for approval.

If you have questions regarding Electric Industry Restructuring you may email them to us at electric.restructuring@state.or.us


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