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  • In 2016, 71% of Oregon's utility-scale net electricity generation came from conventional hydroelectric power plants and other renewable energy resources.
  • Oregon has more than 3,200 megawatts of installed wind power capacity at wind farms with about 1,900 turbines. 
  • 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 about 500 electric vehicle charging stations in Oregon, with a total of more than 1,200 charging outlets.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017

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Oregon, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 39
Total Energy per Capita 43
Total Energy 33
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas 26
Coal --
Electricity 29
Natural Gas 49
Electricity 43
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 38

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Today In Energy

Columbia River electric generation in 2018 remains normal despite above-normal water flow
Sep 26, 2018

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Aug 23, 2017

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Oregon Department of Energy

Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Energy

Public Utility Commission of Oregon

Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative

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