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Energy in Oregon

​​​​​​​SB 589 (2021) required ODOE to identify the
opportunities, challenges, and barriers to Oregon entities participating in a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). ​
Cover of 2021 RTO ReportThe Oregon Department of Energy published the Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) Study in December 2021. 

The report includes a literature r​eview of recent relevant studies and outlines the helpful stakeholder expertise and feedback we heard throughout report development. 

Stakeholder Engagement 

Pursuant to SB 589, the Oregon Department of Energy appointed a diverse group of stakeholders to the Oregon RTO Advisory Committee to provide feedback and perspectives that were foundational to the implementation of the bill. 

While the primary purpose of this bill was the solicitation of feedback from this committee, ODOE also welcomed public comments. Comments ODOE received are available online. Additional comments were submitted directly to ODOE via PDF: 

Meetings​​ & Feedback Opportunities 

​Meetings & Comment Deadlines
​September 13, 2021

​Deadline to submit responses to scoping questions on the ODOE Comments Portal (Click here for a PDF of the questions). 

September 20, 2021

1 - 5 p.m.

Video Recording​
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Presentation

October 6, 2021

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Video Recording​

Meeting Agenda​
Meeting Presentation


 Senate Bill 589​

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Contact ODOE Staff:
Adam Schultz

Lead, Electricity & Markets Policy Group
(503) 580-1398​