Oregon's Biennial Energy Report is taking shape! 
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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:

  • Sought 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.
  • Used that feedback to develop a draft table of contents (below) to help ensure the report includes information of interest to readers.
  • Begun 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 Use

Energy Production and Generation

Energy Transmission and Distribution

Energy Costs

Energy Resources

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

Transportation Fuels

Jobs and Careers

CHAPTER 3: Energy Trends

Energy Costs 

Energy Efficiency 

Fuel Resources 


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


Transportation System

Built Environment

Stationary fuels

Local Efforts

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 

Emerging Opportunities 

CHAPTER 3: The Challenges and Opportunities of Increasing Renewable Energy in Oregon

Renewable Portfolio Standard 

Solar Trends

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

Alternative Fuels 

CHAPTER 5: Improving Access to Clean Energy and Protecting Consumers in a Changing Energy World

Changing Technologies and Consumer Preferences

Utility Planning

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

ODOE Reports to the Legislature

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