PGE prepares for more renewables and cyber-attacks with higher prices

By Michelle Froese The Oregon Public Utility Commission has announced approval of an overall price increase for Portland General Electric (PGE) Company customers of about 0.89% beginning January 1, 2018. The new prices reflect PGE’s continued system investments to protect against service disruptions from storms, earthquakes and cyberattacks, and enhance power supply flexibility for efficient integration of more renewable energy.
Together with other adjustments, currently at the OPUC for review, this will result in an overall price increase of about 2.3%. A typical residential customer, using an average of 820 kilowatt-hours per month, will see their average monthly bill go up about $4, from

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