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  • In 2015, 68% of Oregon's utility-scale net electricity generation came from conventional hydroelectric power plants and other renewable energy resources.
  • Major transmission lines connect Oregon's electricity grid to Southern California, allowing for large interstate electricity transfers.
  • The Mist field in northwestern Oregon is the only producing natural gas field in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Oregon’s geothermal potential is ranked third in the nation after Nevada and California.
  •  There are 464 electric vehicle charging stations in Oregon, with a total of more than 1,100 charging outlets.

Last Updated: November 17, 2016

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Oregon, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 39
Total Energy per Capita 42
Total Energy 32
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas 27
Coal --
Electricity 24
Natural Gas 21
Electricity 40
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 38

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Today In Energy

U.S. wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at the end of 2016
Mar 06, 2017

Hydropower conditions improve as West Coast drought eases
May 20, 2016

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Oregon Department of Energy

Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Public Utility Commission of Oregon

Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative

State of Oregon Department of Geology and Minerals Industry, Mineral Land Regulation & Reclamation


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