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POR Portland General Electric

Filed: 30 Sep 21, 8:00pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM8-K
            
 
CURRENT REPORT

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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 30, 2021

PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Oregon001-5532-9993-0256820
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
     (I.R.S. Employer          
     Identification No.)          
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
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
(Title of class)(Trading Symbol)(Name of exchange on which registered)
Common Stock, no par valuePORNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [ ]




Item 8.01    Other Events.

On July 9, 2021, Portland General Electric Company (PGE, or the Company) filed with the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (OPUC) a general rate case based on a 2022 test year (2022 GRC, or the case). PGE’s initial filing requests an increase in PGE's annual revenue requirement that, when combined with changes in supplemental schedules, results in an overall average increase of approximately 3.9% in customer prices for 2022.

The proposed net increase in annual revenue requirement in the GRC is based upon:

A capital structure of 50% debt and 50% equity;
A return on equity of 9.5%;
A cost of capital of 6.94%; and
An average rate base of $5.7 billion.

PGE, OPUC staff, and certain customer groups have reached an agreement that resolves cost of capital issues in the case. All other elements of the case remain unsettled.

The agreement allows for:

A capital structure of 50% debt and 50% equity;
A return on equity of 9.5%; and
A cost of capital of 6.83%, which reflects updates for actual and forecasted debt costs.

This stipulation remains subject to OPUC approval. PGE will continue to work with Parties throughout this proceeding to resolve all other unsettled elements of the case.
PGE has proposed that new customer prices become effective in May 2022.

Regulatory review of the 2022 GRC will continue throughout 2021 and into 2022, with a final OPUC order expected to be issued by April 2022. Management cannot predict the outcome of the case.

The 2022 GRC filing (OPUC Docket UE 394), as well as copies of direct testimony, exhibits, and the stipulation discussed above, are available on the OPUC Internet website at www.oregon.gov/puc.






SIGNATURE

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.

PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
(Registrant)
Date:September 30, 2021By:/s/ James A. Ajello
James A. Ajello
Senior Vice President of Finance,
Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
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