There was confusion about the source of electricity in Oregon, from 50% imported, to 35%. What was the correct number? AJ
I don’t recall a discussion of the percent imported, but we did discuss the percent that was generated from coal-fired power plants. The answer is that it depends on what the target for the assessment is:
The Mix of Electricity Sources in Oregon
Statewide, then 33.65% of our energy is from coal.
The mix of Pacific Power electricity sources
- Coal: 62.97%
- Hydro: 8.30%
- Natural Gas: 14.72%
- Biomass: 1.10%
- Wind: 3.61%
- Geothermal: 0.35%
- Other: 9.40%
This means Pacific Power clients have 62.97% of their energy coming from coal.
The mix of Portland General Electric sources
So, Portland GE clients have 22% from coal.
The Northwest Power Pool sources
This depicts essentially what is fed into the grid in the PNW – showing that coal comprises 32%.
Residents of Ashland use power from the grid, but this is replaced by Bonneville which is largely (> 99%) hydroelectric.