Marion County

Population: 341,286 (2017)

County Seat: Salem

Energy Utilities:

  • Salem Electric

  • Consumers Power

  • Pacific Power

  • Portland General Electric

  • NW Natural

How do people in Marion County heat their homes?


Did you know?

The 62-mile South Mist Pipeline Extension, owned by NW Natural, travels through Marion County.

The county is also home to the Energy from Waste Facility, owned and operated by Covanta Marion, Inc. The facility processes about 550 tons of garbage each day, producing about 13 megawatts of electricity each year.

Oregon-grown SeQuential Biofuels’s biodiesel facility is located in Salem, and produces nearly 10 million gallons of biodiesel each year. We highlighted SeQuential’s work in our Biennial Energy Report.


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


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Jennifer KalezComment