The Oregon Legislature has charged the Oregon Department
of Energy with developing a comprehensive report on the state's energy outlook.
The first edition of our new Biennial Energy Report is due November 2018. We'll
publish the report every two years.
To prepare for our upcoming publication date,
over the past six months, the Oregon Department of Energy has:
input and guidance from people across Oregon. So far, more than 300 people have
offered their thoughts, requests, and recommendations. This input helps us
focus on issues important to Oregonians.
that feedback to develop a draft table of contents (below) to help ensure the report
includes information of interest to readers.
compiling components of the report and evaluating industry data.
Thanks to everyone who has offered comments. The information and
feedback is helping us as we draft the report this spring and summer.
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Draft Table of Contents
Section 1 – Oregon Energy Information
CHAPTER 1: Energy Consumption, Generation, Transmission and Production
Energy Production and Generation
Energy Transmission and Distribution
Bonneville Power Administration
CHAPTER 2: Oregon Energy Policy and Considerations
Energy Development Planning
Regional Power Planning
Energy Efficiency as a Resource
Siting and Permitting
Utilities and Markets
Jobs and Careers
CHAPTER 3: Energy Trends
Section 2 – Energy Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts
INTRODUCTION: Summary of State Energy and Energy-related Goals
CHAPTER 1: Evaluating Policy Options to Achieving Oregon’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
Climate Change Impacts in Oregon
Achieving the State’s GHG Emission Reduction Goals
Costs and Benefits of Greenhouse Gas Reductions
CHAPTER 2: The Role of Energy Efficiency in Oregon’s Energy Future
Achievements to date
Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Sectors
CHAPTER 3: The Challenges and Opportunities of Increasing Renewable Energy in Oregon
Renewable Portfolio Standard
Integrating Variable Renewable Energy
Role of Hydropower
Integrating RPS and Carbon Pricing Systems
Renewable Liquid Fuels
CHAPTER 4: Transitioning to Cleaner Vehicles
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
CHAPTER 5: Improving Access to Clean Energy and Protecting Consumers in a Changing Energy World
Changing Technologies and Consumer Preferences
Costs and Benefits of Customer Choice
Challenges and Opportunities of Integrating the Western Electricity Grid
CHAPTER 6: Building More Resilient Energy Systems
Threats and current policies
Opportunities for State Leadership
Resilience in the Electric System
Preparing for Cascadia: Strategies and Plans for Communities
Resiliency Efforts by Local Communities
Proactive Climate Adaptation
Section 3 – Recommendations and Conclusions