Portland OR Utilities

Find Portland, Oregon utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Burlington Water District 11646 Northwest Saint Helens Road Portland OR 97231 503-285-2973

Burlington Water District 16501 Northwest Wapato Drive Portland OR 97231 503-621-9788

Crescent Electric Supply Company 3322 Northwest 35th Avenue Portland OR 97210 503-222-4000

Horizon Wind Energy 53 Southwest Yamhill Street Portland OR 97204 503-241-4326

Northwest Irrigation Utilities 825 Northeast Multnomah Street Portland OR 97232 503-233-5823

Pi Electric Llc 2250 Southeast 87th Avenue Portland OR 97216 503-453-9786

Powell Valley Water 1120 Southwest 5th Avenue Portland OR 97204 503-823-7770

Raleigh Water District 5010 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road Portland OR 97225 503-292-4894

Rockwood Water People's Utility District 19601 Northeast Halsey Street Portland OR 97230 503-665-4179

Tigard City Utility Billing 13125 Southwest Hall Boulevard Portland OR 97223 503-639-4171

West Slope Water District 3105 Southwest 89th Avenue Portland OR 97225 503-292-2777

About Portland Utilities

Portland Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Portland, OR. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for an utility service to operate. Portland Public Utility Companies serve all of the customers for a particular service in Portland.

You may contact Utilities for questions about:
  • Portland Utilities billing and payments
  • Sewer rates and water bills
  • Setting up Utilities
  • Power outages
  • Natural gas hookups
Public & Private Utility Companies

Utilities in Portland, Oregon may be publicly owned enterprises or private companies. In both cases, the primary source of revenue supporting the Utility is user fees paid by customers. In the case of publicly owned Utilities, the assets of the Utility are owned by the Portland Government Utilities Department, but it operates as a self-sustaining public enterprise supported by its own revenues rather than relying on taxes to fund operations.

Public Utilities Commissions in Portland, Oregon

In Oregon, Utilities are regulated by the Public Services Commissions or Public Utilities Commission. Public Services Commissions are necessary when monopolies exist or in cases where competition is very limited, to ensure that Portland consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Portland Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Portland Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Portland Electric Utilities are the most likely to function as a hybrid of monopoly and competitive services. Only one system for transmitting and delivering electricity to customers is feasible in a given service area such as, OR. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Portland electric power company. However, the electricity in the Portland electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in Portland provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

Portland Sewer Service Companies receive wastewater from customers via sanitary sewers at a wastewater treatment plant. The Sewer Utility treats the wastewater to reduce pollutants before it is released into waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Portland Natural Gas Companies are essentially local distribution companies that deliver natural gas, received from large capacity interstate or intrastate pipelines, to individual customers through small diameter distribution pipelines.