Deschutes County

Population: 186,875

County Seat: Bend

Energy Utilities:

  • Midstate Electric Cooperative

  • Central Electric Cooperative

  • Pacific Power

  • Cascade Natural Gas

How do Deschutes County residents heat their homes?


Did you know?

A consortium of experts, including the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, conducted geothermal energy testing at a field laboratory near the Newberry Volcano south of Bend. Early U.S. Department of Energy funding moved the project forward, which tested an enhanced geothermal system at the geothermally hot location.


Check out how solar energy has expanded in this and other Oregon counties since 1999.


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