Oregon Distribution System Planning

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Distribution System Planning

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 (OPUC) 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.

Public Workshops

Public Workshop #1

May 2021   

Public Workshop #2 – Part 1 June 2021
Public Workshop #2 – Part 2 July 2021
Public Workshop #4 - Community Engagement Questions August 2021
Public Workshop #5 (formerly #3) September 2021
Public Workshop #6 October 2021

Planning principles

  • Transparent and comprehensive data sets for customers, communities and stakeholders to evaluate and set priorities as we move to a clean, equitable energy future   
  • Robust community engagement 
  • Technology adoption 
  • Grid resilience

Distribution System Planning Report

Pacific Power submitted its Oregon Distribution System Plan Report – Part 1 with the OPUC on October 15, 2021. 

Map viewer

This is a high level map showing certain information within our system including distributed generation, energy equity and incentive information, and reliability. This map will evolve over time.

Submit feedback or connect with us

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

DSP Pilot Project Suggestion Form

Submit completed feedback forms to DSP@PacifiCorp.com