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Direct Access

What is Direct Access

Under Oregon’s Electric Restructuring law, all nonresidential consumers have the ability to purchase electricity from a Public Utility Commission-certified electricity service supplier (ESS) other than their current utility, which is known as Direct Access. Direct Access is an option at your disposal, but no electric utility customer is required to choose Direct Access service. Should you choose direct access, your local service provider is responsible for the distribution of services, while the ESS would be responsible for the generation and transmission services.

Certification and Registration

Below are applications for interested aggregators or electricity service suppliers (ESSs), as well as additional useful information.
Below is a list of Aggregator and Electricity Service Suppliers (ESSs)

Direct Access Information by Utility Company 


If you have questions about direct access, aggregators or ESSs, email us