Energy in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Energy is responsible for collecting and analyzing data about energy in Oregon. 
transmission lines
ODOE regularly collects data about Oregon's energy supply, use, and resiliency. Analyzing the information is critical to understanding the state's current energy landscape and for guiding decision-making and statewide energy planning. ​

Currently, most of Oregon's energy is used for transportation, heating and cooling, and electricity.


Transportation
Transportation​ accounts for about a third of Oregon's energy use. Petroleum products like gasoline and diesel are the most common fuels for transportation. 

When it comes to the amount of money Oregonians pay for energy, the cost of transportation fuels makes up about half.


Thermal Energy
Thermal energy is what we use for heating and cooling our homes and businesses, heating water, and the energy used for industrial processes like food processing or drying lumber. 

Electricity, natural gas, and petroleum make up more than 90% of Oregon's thermal energy use.


​Electricity
Electricity powers everything from homes to cars in Oregon. 

Hydroelectric power makes up the largest portion of Oregon's electricity resource mix, followed by coal and natural gas. With our Renewable Portfolio Standard, half of Oregon's electricity will come from renewable resources by 2040.
Resources
Oregon's Electricity Mix

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​Contact the Planning & Innovation Team:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​