Springfield Utility Board

Where Power Comes From

SUB purchases all its electricity from Bonneville Power Administration, an agency created by Congress to sell electricity generated from the federal government’s hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River*. From there, it travels to one of SUB’s eight substations, where it is distributed along more than 4,600 transformers and 400 miles of powerlines to 30,000 residential, commerical and industrial customers.

* See these short video clips for more about the ways Northwest rivers benefit our region:

 

 

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Did You Know?

  • Public Power Customers Pay Less!
    Public Power Customers Pay Less!
    On average, public power customer in Oregon pay about 21% less for electricity that Oregonians who are connected to private, investor-owned utilities.   …
  • What is BPA?
    What is BPA?
    The Bonneville Power Administration is a federal agency that sells locally generated hydroelectric power to Northwest consumer-owned utilities and other customers. Unlike most …