Sherman County

Population: 1,758 (2017)

County Seat: Moro

Energy Utilities:

  • Wasco Electric Cooperative

  • Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative

  • Pacific Power

How do Sherman County residents heat their homes?


Did you know?

Sherman County is producing renewable energy from 393 wind turbines — with another 125 turbines on the horizon:

The John Day Dam, which produces about 2,160 megawatts of renewable hydropower, is just east of Rufus on the Columbia River. It is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Sherman County, with its share of renewable energy facilities, is very familiar with the benefits and potential drawbacks that come with the facilities. In our 2018 Biennial Energy Report, local leaders weighed in on how the facilities affect the county.


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


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Jennifer KalezComment