On March 1, 2021 Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) convened a stakeholder workshop on community-wide green energy. The workshop was in support of Executive Order 20-04
, and aimed to help facilitate the development of community-wide green energy products for communities and local governments with advanced renewable, or carbon-free energy targets.
The workshop was a listening session to begin this facilitation. The goal was to hear from local government staff, community-based organizations, customers, utilities, and other workshop participants about: local green energy goals and priorities, processes and expected participants, as well as opportunities and barriers. PGE also presented findings from a customer survey on this topic.
During the 2021 Regular Session the Oregon Legislature passed legislation addressing community-wide green energy. Oregon House Bill 2021, Section 20 specifies how such a program may work. Members of the public interested in learning more from their utilities should contact: