Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 6, 2018

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
     (I.R.S. Employer          
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121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97204
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (503) 464-8000

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Item 8.01     Other Events.

In February 2018, Portland General Electric Company (PGE, or the Company) filed with the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (OPUC) a general rate case based on a 2019 test year (2019 GRC, or the case). PGE’s initial filing proposed an $86 million increase in annual revenues representing an approximate 4.8% increase in overall customer prices and was based upon:

A capital structure of 50% debt and 50% equity;
A return on equity of 9.5%; and
An average rate base of $4.86 billion.

PGE, OPUC staff, and certain customer groups have now reached agreements that resolve the majority of issues in the case. Certain future cost recovery mechanisms remain undecided including the storm recovery mechanism, decoupling as it relates to weather, and application of weather trends in the load forecasting models.

In August and September of 2018, stipulations have been filed that reflect the agreements reached, which, along with previously filed updates to 2019 power cost estimates and load forecast, result in the changes described below.

The agreements and updates result in an expected $34 million net increase in annual revenue requirement, which represents an approximate 1.8% increase in overall customer prices, and reflect:

A capital structure of 50% debt and 50% equity;
A return on equity of 9.5%;
A cost of capital of 7.3%; and
An average rate base of $4.75 billion.    

The net increase in annual revenue requirement as proposed in the Company’s initial filing and as revised consists of the following (in millions):
As Filed February 15, 2018

Load and Power Cost Updates
Base Business Revenue Requirement Updates:
     Adjustments to O&M expense
     Adjustment to depreciation expense
     Lower level of plant in service
     Other reductions to rate base
     Other various modifications

As Revised September 6, 2018



The net annual revenue requirement increase is expected to be effective January 1, 2019.

Regulatory review of the 2019 GRC will continue until the final order is issued, which is expected in December 2018. Final revenue requirement amounts subject to revisions include: i) an updated pension expense estimate (finalized September 2018); ii) load forecast (finalized in September 2018); and iii) power costs (finalized November 2018). All stipulations remain subject to OPUC approval.

The 2019 GRC filing (OPUC Docket UE 335), as well as copies of direct testimony, exhibits, and stipulations discussed above, are expected to be made available on the OPUC Internet website at



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

September 11, 2018
/s/ James F. Lobdell
James F. Lobdell
Senior Vice President of Finance,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer