Retail Unbundling - Oregon


Status: The state has no unbundled service programs for residential customers.


Overview: No retail unbundling program is being considered at this time by either the Oregon Public Utility Commission or the state legislature. Legislation was enacted in 1999 to restructure the state's electricity industry. However, legislation (HB3633) passed in August 2001 delayed the date for implementing retail access for large industrial electricity customers from October 2001 to March 2002.


EIA State Data: In 2003, Oregon had 625,398 residential and 74,515 commercial customers. They consumed 37 and 26 billion cubic feet of natural gas, respectively. The average prices paid for natural gas purchased by residential and commercial customers were $9.84 and $7.91 per thousand cubic feet, respectively.



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File last modified: 01/31/2005