Energy in Oregon

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The U.S. state of Oregon is the third largest renewable energy producing state in the United States.[1] Hydroelectric power dominates the power market in Oregon, providing nearly two-thirds of the electricity generated in the state, although it accounts for less than half of the total percentage consumed when electricity imported from other states is accounted for.[2] Coal is the second largest source of the state's energy portfolio, with much of it being imported from Wyoming and domestic production coming from the Boardman Coal Plant, Oregon's only coal power plant.[3]

Electricity[edit]

The following table uses official statistics from the Oregon Department of Energy to show Oregon's changing electric fuel mix:[4][5][6][7][8]

Year 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006-2008
Hydro (%) 38 43 44 42 44
Coal (%) 39 42 42 41 37
Natural Gas (%) 15 8 7 10 12
Nuclear (%) 4 3 3 3 4
Wind/Geothermal (%) 1 1 1 1 2
Biomass (%) 3 3 3 3 1
Total (%) 100 100 100 100 100

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2010). "Oregon". United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  2. ^ Energy Information Administration (2010-04-29). "State Energy Profiles - Oregon". United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  3. ^ Baer, April (2009-04-13). "Even In Hydro-Rich Northwest, Coal Still Major Power Source". Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  4. ^ Oregon Office of Energy (December 2002). "State of Oregon Energy Plan 2003-2005". Oregon Department of Energy. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  5. ^ Oregon Office of Energy (December 2004). "Oregon Strategy for Greenhouse Gas Reductions". State of Oregon. p. B-5. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  6. ^ Oregon Office of Energy (January 2005). "State of Oregon Energy Plan 2005-2007". Oregon Department of Energy. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  7. ^ Oregon Office of Energy (March 2008). "State of Oregon Energy Plan 2007-2009". Oregon Department of Energy. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  8. ^ "State of Oregon Energy Plan 2011-2013". Oregon Department of Energy. February 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 

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