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Portland General Electric

Portland General Electric (PGE) (NYSE: POR) is an electrical utility based in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. A Fortune 500 company, it distributes electricity to customers in parts of Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Yamhill, Washington, and Polk counties - half of the inhabitants of Oregon. (The rest of the City of Portland is served by Pacific Power.) Founded in 1888 as the Willamette Falls Electric Company, the company has been an independent company for most of its existence, though was briefly owned by the Houston-based Enron Corporation from 1997 until 2006 when Enron divested itself of PGE during its bankruptcy.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $43,810
    Total Spent:
    $37,525
    Cash on Hand:
    $18,530
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

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    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Portland General Electric Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$795,000 Spent
Information

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q3, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Portland General Electric

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Portland General Electric $795,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Utilities,
    • Clean Air & Water,
    • Natural Resources,
    • Transportation,
    • Taxes,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Finance,
    • Homeland Security,
    • Retirement
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.1685 Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2011
    H.R.2060 Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act
    S.948 Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2011
    H.R.2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
    H.R.3307 American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011
    S.2201 American Energy and Job Promotion Act
    H.R.4348 Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Act of 2012
    S.3483 Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act
    H.R.8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
View all lobbying data for Portland General Electric Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 114 dockets
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

Federal Spending

1 contract
Information

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Portland General Electric Company 2012 Federal Prison System 151060 CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE ELECTRICAL SERVICES FOR FCI SHERIDAN LOCATED IN SHERIDAN, OREGON FOR FY 2012. $1,016,939
View all grant & loan data for Portland General Electric View all contract data for Portland General Electric Sources: USASpending.gov