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  • Understanding Your Natural Gas Bill
    Rates for Oregon's three natural gas distribution companies NW Natural, Avista Utilities and Cascade Natural gas are set by the Oregon Public Utility Commission.

    We want to describe the major cost items paid through your natural gas rates.
  • Call Termination Consumer Fact Sheet
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    Rural telephone companies throughout Oregon are experiencing long distance call completion problems with customers reporting a variety of issues:
  • Commissioner Susan Ackerman Confirmed to Four-Year Term
    The Oregon Senate confirms Commissioner Susan Ackerman to a four-year term on the Oregon Public Utility Commission.
  • Electric Rates to Change in 2012 for PacifiCorp and Portland General
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    2012 will usher in new rates for customers of Portland General Electric (PGE) and PacifiCorp to reflect changes in power costs experienced by the utilities in 2011. Power costs include the purchase, generation and delivery of electricity from its source to homes and businesses.
  • Energy Saving Tips for Natural Gas Customers
    There are a number of things consumers should consider doing to reduce their energy costs, including:

  • Natural Gas Prices
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    The majority of natural gas customers in Oregon will pay a little less to heat their homes and businesses this coming winter. On Oct 31. 2011 the Oregon Public Utility Commission approved rate adjustments forl three natural gas companies--Northwest Natural, Avista Utilities and Cascade Natural Gas effective Nov. 1, 2011.
  • Electric and Natural Gas Safety
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    Most people are aware that dangers exist with the use of electricity and natural gas, but often do not understand why accidents occur. They think, "it will never happen to me." It is important to remember that the same power used to make life easier can be dangerous and even deadly.

  • New Features Added to Broadband Website
    New interactive features have been added to the Oregon Broadband Map.
  • How Utility Rates Are Determined
    As a utility customer, you are aware of how much you pay each month for your utility services. But, do you know how those rates are determined and how you can participate in setting them?
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