Troutdale could get new gas plant


Development Partners Group LLC proposes to build a $850 million gas plant in Troutdale, competing with PGE to keep rates low for customers of Oregon’s regulated utilities.

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Development Partners Group LLC proposes to build a $850 million gas plant in Troutdale, competing with PGE to keep rates low for customers of Oregon’s regulated utilities.

Development Partners casts itself as a rival to PGE, an investor-owned utility, which has its own plans to meet demand for roughly 650 megawatts with new plants in Clatskanie and Boardman.

PGE set off the competition when it requested proposals for new or existing plants to add generating capacity to its 2,800-megawatt system.

The tension is deliberate and the outcome will determine power rates for Oregonians for decades.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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