Skip to main content

Oregon State Flag An official website of the State of Oregon »

Upcoming Decisions of Interest

Pending: General Rate Cases

View more details for the pending rate cases below and how to comment. Please note, energy rates can adjust due to filings with the PUC other than general rate case filings -- such as filings to adjust rates to the actual cost to purchase power. Those dockets (cases) are not listed here.

View the links to access documents filed and schedules for each docket (case) noted below. To learn a bit about the rate case process, watch this video (start at 2:40 in the meeting.)


Regulated Electric & Natural Gas Utilities

Idaho Power - UE 426

Idaho Power Company provides electric service to approximately 19,900 customers in Oregon and approximately 620,000 total customers in Idaho. Idaho Power's last general rate case was in 2011-12. Oregon makes up less than five percent of IPC's total system, with 95 percent of IPC's load in Idaho.

Idaho Power filed on December 15, 2023 and seeks to increase the annual Oregon revenues by approximately $10.7 million, which is 19.28%. The PUC must complete its review by October 15, 2024.

This overall request is comprised of:
  • $7.3 million increase for capital projects (transmission plant, batteries, distribution and general plant);
  • $0.13 million increase in cost of capital;
  • $5.0 million in increased operations and maintenance;
  • $2.0 million in depreciation; and
  • Offsets of -$0.6 million in taxes and -$3.1 million in operating revenues. 
View the bottom of this page for ways to submit comments.


Portland General Electric (PGE) - Docket UE 435

Portland General Electric provides electric service to approximately 920,000 customers in Oregon. PGE’s last general rate case was in 2023. 

PGE filed on February 29, 2024 and requests to increase the annual revenues by approximately $202.0 million, or 7.3%.  The PUC must complete its review by December 31, 2024. 

The key factors driving PGE’s rate request are for investments that include:
  • Local battery energy storage projects to provide enhanced reliability and resilience during peak demand. 
  • Investments in transmission and distribution to allow dependable energy flow as demand for electricity grows and customer needs evolve.  
  • Upgrades to technology and generation facilities for increased resilience and long-term, dependable power. 
Upcoming Public Comment Event for UE 435
Comment virtually by phone or via Zoom (log in details provided soon)
When: Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 6-7 p.m. PT


PacifiCorp (Pacific Power) - Docket UE 433
PacifiCorp provides electric service to 627,000 customers in Oregon.  PacifiCorp’s last general rate case was in 2022-23. 

PacifiCorp filed on February 14, 2024 and requests to increase the annual Oregon revenues by $322.3 million, or an approximately 17.9%. The PUC must make a decision by December 31, 2024.

This overall request is comprised of the following:
  • Base rate increase of $157.7 million; 
  • Insurance Cost Adjustment of $66.0 million, which reflects both deferred and on-going insurance premiums; 
  • $77.7 million to fund the company’s proposed Catastrophic Fire Fund; 
  • Estimated true-up of $21.2 million for the Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) automatic adjustment clause (AAC); and 
  • Rebalancing of the Rate Mitigation Adjustment for a reduction of $0.4 million
Upcoming Public Comment Event for Pacific Power's UE 433 
Comment virtually by phone or via Zoom (log in details provided soon)
When:  Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 6-7 p.m. PDT 
View the bottom of this page for more ways to submit comments.


NW Natural Gas - Docket UG 490

Northwest Natural Gas Company provides natural gas service to 708,000 customers in Oregon. NW Natural’s last general rate case was in 2022-23. 

NW Natural filed on December 29, 2023 and seeks to increase the annual revenues by $154.9 million, or an approximately 16.62%. The PUC must make a decision by October 31, 2024.

The request seeks recovery of capital investments, including those related to:
  • Construction of seismically resilient regional resource 
  • Addressing capacity constraints on the system
  • Actions to comply with federal pipeline and safety requirements
  • Meter Modernization Program
  • Modernizing its information and technology service systems


Pending: Certificate of Public Convenience (CPCN)

PGE CPCN Petition - Docket PCN 6
On April 17, 2024, PGE filed a petition seeking a CPCN in Docket No. PCN 6. The petition initiates a public process that includes review of documentation, an investigation by the PUC, and public testimony. View the FAQ for additional information.  


Ways to Comment 

Utility customers can submit comments on proposed rate increases
  • Comment via the online form
  • email PUC.PublicComments@puc.oregon.gov (Be sure to note the docket number in the subject line and/or email)
  • Call 503-378-6600 or 800-522-2404 (all relay calls accepted) 
  • Mail comments to: Oregon Public Utility Commission, Attn: AHD – [include docket number], PO Box 1088, Salem, OR 97308-1088 

Stay Informed on a Specific Docket

To stay informed throughout the rate case process, view the dockets noted above. You may also request to be added to the distribution list to receive publicly available documents. Submit requests by email to puc.hearings@puc.oregon.gov or by calling 503-378-6678. Be sure to note the docket number of interest.





More In This Section

Submit a Comment on a Proposed Rate Adjustment TODAY!

Want to stay informed on a proposed rate change? Contact the PUC to be added to the distribution list. 

  • Send an email with a notation of the specific docket #
  • Call 503-378-6678