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GENERAL RATE CASE: A mechanism to adjust prices so expected revenues align with expected expenses


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Timeline: one year


Pages of testimony, exhibits and relevant documentation to make our case and explain the effect on customers Responses to data requests from the OPUC and other stakeholders


PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE Projecting future resource gaps Together with numerous stakeholders, PGE works to create an Integrated Resource Plan to project future electricity demand and our ability to meet it. 1. Analyze long-term forecasts for energy use. 2. Project future energy demand versus available resources. 3. Identify gaps where current resources won’t meet expected future needs.


4. Assess resource options to meet projected deficiencies. 5. Create a plan to address the resource gap (based on the lowest cost and risk to customers) and present it to the OPUC.


Presenting our Integrated Resource Plan to the OPUC is a public process and an important way we engage our stakeholders regarding our plans for meeting future energy needs.


Addressing renewable energy mandates In addition to our renewable power program (see the Customer Value section), we’re working to meet the Oregon state mandate that 25 percent of our retail electricity sales comes from qualifying renewable sources by 2025. Our Integrated Resource Plan helps us plan for how to achieve this goal.


PROJECTED CUSTOMER DEMAND VS. GENERATION RESOURCES


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43 megawatt average surplus


2016:


93 megawatt average surplus


2017:


23 megawatt average surplus


2018: Base case load before energy efficiency excluding opt-outs


Renewables PGE and contract hydro


Gas Coal


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This graphic illustrates projected customer demand (base case load line) compared with the energy we can deliver with our current and under-construction generation resources (coal, gas, hydroelectric, renewable energy, etc.). This projection helps us spot potential gaps, so we can plan for future investments and continue providing reliable energy.


Long-term contracts Energy efficiency


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2013 Sustainability Report


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