Oregon Distribution System Planning

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Distribution System Planning

Comprehensive distribution system planning plays a part in transforming the energy grid to benefit customers. Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp, is developing a Distribution System Plan (DSP) for its service area in Oregon as informed by Oregon Senate Bill 978 (2017) and Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-04 that highlight the importance of exploring new expectations for the electric grid, the importance of clean energy, inclusivity and customer options. Pacific Power’s DSP will be developed as outlined by the Oregon Public Utility Commission's Guidelines for Distribution System Planning.

Public Input Process

Pacific Power has pursued an open and collaborative approach to involve state regulatory agencies, customers and other stakeholders in our Integrated Resource Plan development and the company will continue that approach for the Distribution System Plan. 

Pacific Power will be holding a series of public workshops to share information and provide an opportunity for the Oregon Public Utility Commission and public stakeholders to get a more complete picture of how Pacific Power manages and plans to modernize the distribution system, as well as to provide a venue for stakeholders to submit comments and ideas.

Previous Workshops

Pacific Power Public Workshop #1

Monday, May 24, 2021   

Pacific Power Public Workshop #2 – Part 1 Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Pacific Power Public Workshop #2 – Part 2 Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Pacific Power Public Workshop #4
- Community Engagement Questions
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Upcoming Workshops (tenative schedule, subject to change)

Pacific Power Public Workshop #5 (formerly #3)

Friday, September 24,  10 a.m. - noon

To join the distribution list and participate in this process, or for questions regarding the information provided, please email us at DSP@PacifiCorp.com.

Stakeholder Feedback Form

Submit completed feedback forms to DSP@PacifiCorp.com

Resources and Information

Oregon Public Utility Commission: DSP Guidelines

Oregon Smart Grid Report

Oregon Transportation Electrification Plan

Attachment 1 - Pacific Power Transportation Electrification Survey Results

Attachment 2 - Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Application

Attachment 3 - Technical Assessment Template

Attachment 4 - Oregon Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Forecast Scenarios

Attachment 5 - Potential System Impact Study

PacifiCorp’s Integrated Resource Plan