Resources & DIY

  • If you are behind on your bill, call your utility company to make arrangements to prevent disconnection. You might be able to arrange a payment agreement that is more affordable. Click on the utility company links below for more information:

    Portland General Electric (PGE)
    Pacific Power
    NW Natural Gas

  • Let the utility company know you are seeking assistance from an energy assistance program.
  • Make minimum monthly payments as much as you possibly can.
  • Set your thermostat at 68 degrees, or as low as comfortable, during the day. Reduce to 55 degrees at night and when you are gone.
  • Heating your house with an open wood burning fireplace or the oven can be dangerous, costly and ineffective
  • Turn your lights and appliances off when they're not being used.
  More Resources...
  Energy Tracker
  A tool offered to Portland General Electric customers as a way to analyze energy use and create a savings plan. Click here for more information.

A free, confidential and anonymous service for finding other programs and resources in your community. Click here for more information..
  Public Utility Commission
  Ensures that safe and reliable utility services are provided to consumers, and serves as a neutral third-party to assess and address customer complaints. Click here for more information.
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