You Have a Choice When It Comes to Energy Suppliers in Oregon
US Power and Light can provide business and residents in Oregon money-saving electricity supply alternatives. As of March 1, 2002, electricity deregulation in Oregon became a reality. Portland General Electric Company, (“PGE”), has notified customers in its service territory of some of the choices and opportunities available. We want to make sure that you fully understand those choices to make so that you are positioned to buy electricity at the most competitive rates.
Basically the current choices are as follows:
Traditional “cost of service” rate:This rate will fluctuate based upon actual costs to generate and deliver the power in your market. This is a good deal if energy prices remain low, but risky because increases in fuel prices, (natural gas, etc.), and other variable could drive up the consumers power bill. This rate makes for a difficult budgeting process!
“Standard Offer” rate: This rate is offered by your incumbent utility as an alternative to the “cost of service” rate, and while it provides some insulation from market volatility, it may not be the lowest cost option.
Alternate Electricity Provider: Large commercial and industrial customers are free to negotiate with a host of competitive electricity providers. We recommend this option if you can beat the “standard offer” rate referenced above, or if you can find an environmentally sound “green” provider that suits you. If you choose this option, be prepared to sign a fixed-term contract, and be sure to consider the potential impact of all of the contract provisions.
If you’re an Oregon business or resident, you’ve probably noticed that your electric bills are broken down into two main parts. One is supply (where your electricity originates) and the other is distribution (how it arrives to your home, via the physical power lines). If you “switch” your electricity through US Power and Light, you are simply replacing one supplier with another.
Distribution will always be handled by a Oregon utility company so there is never an interruption in service when you switch in Oregon. It can be confusing to sort through all of the suppliers and plan options, and that’s where we can really help. US Power and Light enables you to compare electricity providers, choose the best plan for your situation, and easily make the switch.
Why Choose US Power and Light
We make switching easy and hassle-free! With a sign-up and renewal experience that takes minutes, a knowledgeable customer care team that doesn’t leave you hanging (or holding), and communications that don’t require a special decoder ring, being a US Power and Light customer is an easy choice.