Light and Power
Light & Power
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Light & Power

Forest Grove Light & Power
L&P-truck.jpg1818 “B” Street                                                                  
PO Box 326
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

Office Hours:Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on weekends and holidays

Light & Power Director: George Cress 
Phone: 503.992.3250
Fax: 503.992.3149

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CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS NEW ELECTRIC RATES FOR 2016, these rates are set to go in effect on January 16th. Click here for the newly adopted service rates.


The Light & Power Department is a full service electric utility providing reliable electric service to customers in Forest Grove and surrounding areas.

Forest Grove Light & Power was founded in 1895 and is the third oldest municipal electric utility in the State of Oregon. Power was first generated locally by means of a small hydroelectric plant and later by steam and diesel generators. Since 1939, Forest Grove has purchased the majority of its power from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

Today, about 90 percent of Forest Grove’s power is purchased from BPA. The remaining 10 percent comes from two Grant County, Washington, hydroelectric projects. 


The Light and Power Department will create a safe and supportive workplace for its employees, continue to provide high-quality electric utility service at a reasonable cost for the customers in the City of Forest Grove and in the unincorporated service area, and provide a valuable return to the Utility's owner, the City of Forest Grove. We will conduct all activities as responsible stewards of the resources at our disposal.

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