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News Release
Quintin Gaddis, Senior Manager, Substation & Meter Operations
Quintin Gaddis, Senior Manager, Substation & Meter Operations
PGE to hold media briefing on restoration progress  (Photo) - 02/22/21

WHAT: Portland General Electric will provide updates on the final phase of storm restoration efforts and a look at the week ahead 

WHEN: Mon., Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m. 


  • Maria Pope, PGE president and CEO  

  • Quintin Gaddis, senior manager of substation operations  

  • Dale Goodman, director of utility operations 

  • Note: headshots attached to this alert  

WHERE: Video and audio briefing:  

Meeting ID: 968 7486 2597  
Passcode: 258216 


PGE RESTORATION UPDATE: Progress continues as crews work non-stop 

As of Monday morning, about 27,000 customers remained without power. At this stage in the process, crews are repairing damage that will restore power at about 6,000 locations – each affecting a relatively small group of customers. This is a time-consuming, incremental effort. PGE has continued to increase the number of crews working 24/7 to repair thousands of lines that remain down, with more than 400 crews active at this time.  

The latest statistics on the restoration work include: 

Work to be done: 

  • Without power on Monday morning: 27,700 

  • Transmission lines out: 4 

  • Feeders out: 0 

  • Crews in the field: More than 400 

Work completed: 

  • Customer outages restored: more than 690,000  

  • Transmission lines repaired: 38 

  • Substations repaired: 20 

  • Feeders repaired: 243 

  • New wire/cable issued: 472,623 feet (approximately 89 miles) 

  • Transmission line miles restored: Approximately 376 miles 

  • Transformers issued: 611 

  • Poles issued: 626 

  • Crossarms issued: 1,908 

Customers can visit for the latest information on outages in their area. 



About Portland General Electric Company: Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is a fully integrated energy company based in Portland, Oregon, with operations across the state. The company serves approximately 900,000 customers with a service area population of 2 million Oregonians in 51 cities. PGE owns 16 generation plants across Oregon and other Northwestern states and maintains and operates 14 public parks and recreation areas. For over 130 years, PGE has delivered safe, affordable and reliable energy to Oregonians. Together with its customers, PGE has the No. 1 voluntary renewable energy program in the U.S. PGE and its 3,000 employees are working with customers to build a clean energy future. In 2020, PGE, employees, retirees and the PGE Foundation donated $5.6 million and volunteered 18,200 hours with more than 400 nonprofits across Oregon. For more information visit? 


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