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Southern Oregon Energy & Utilities

Electricity - PacifiCorp

Southern Oregon's electricity rates are among the country's lowest. Average residential utility cost for 1,000 kWH per month is $86.65. The following table contains rate comparisons in cents per kilowatt-hour.
PacifiCorp Industrial                                                   

4.70 

PacifiCorp Commercial 6.36
 
Oregon Industrial 5.37
Oregon Commercial 7.39

 
National Industrial 6.66
National Commercial 10.06

The following table contains rate comparisons with major cities for industrial usage (1000 kW and 400,000 kWh) based on annualized rates effective January 1, 2009.

Pacific Power in Southern Oregon  $ 21,438
 
Denver (Public Service Company of Colorado)  $ 23,996
 
Portland (Portland General Electric)  $ 30,798
 
Seattle (Puget Sound Energy)  $ 30,679

Phoenix (Arizona Public Service Company)  $ 34,285

Las Vegas (Nevada Power)  $ 35,032

Reno (Sierra Pacific Power ) 

 $ 46,878



San Francisco (Pacific Gas & Electric)                              $49,674

Long Beach (Southern CA Edison)                                  $48,901

Source: Edison Electric Institute, Typical Bills and Average Rates Report, Winter 2009


Natural Gas - Avista Utilities

Avista is the 8th greenest utility in the United States. Average cost per Therm over their coverage area is $1.35. The average residential customer pays $968/year.

Avista continues to rank in the top 100 best companies to work for in Oregon. Oregon Business magazine's 2008 report, which included 312 organizations, ranked Avista 31st with high marks for its work environment.

Oregon offers substantial tax credits and other incentives to reward sustainable, energy efficient business practices! To learn more, please visit our Energy Efficiency Incentives Page.


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