Exhibit 99.1
 
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Portland General Electric
One World Trade Center
121 S.W. Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97204

News Release
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 26, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media Contact:
 
Investor Contact:
 
Andrea Platt
 
Chris Liddle
 
Corporate Communications
 
Investor Relations
 
Phone: 503-464-7980
 
Phone: 503-464-7458

Portland General Electric announces third quarter 2018 results

Stipulations reached on revenue requirement in 2019 General Rate Case
Recognized $10 million proceeds from Carty Generating Station settlement
RFP shortlist submitted to the OPUC to procure 100 MWa of qualifying renewable resources

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) today reported net income of $53 million, or 59 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018. This compares with net income of $40 million, or 44 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2017.

“With the Carty settlement behind us, we can now focus our full attention on the future,” said Maria Pope, PGE president and CEO. “In addition to achieving solid operational and financial results this quarter, we have made progress toward adding new renewables and advancing several smart grid projects.”

The increase in third quarter earnings was driven by the Carty Generating Station cash settlement. Additionally, increased wholesale revenues and reductions in other expenses were partially offset by less favorable weather conditions.
Company update

Carty Generating Station

In July 2018, PGE finalized the settlement with parties related to the Carty Generating Station. As part of the settlement, PGE was paid $130 million. Of this, $120 million offset the investment on our balance sheet and the remaining $10 million, or 7 cents per share, was booked to administration and general income to reflect the partial recovery of previous expenses. For the third and fourth quarters of 2018, PGE will realize the benefit of avoided litigation and carrying costs.

2019 General Rate Case

As of September 2018, PGE has reached agreement on all revenue requirement issues in the 2019 General Rate Case. The agreements support rate base of $4.75 billion, a 9.5 percent return on equity, a 7.3 percent cost of capital and a 50 percent debt and 50 percent equity capital structure. Remaining unresolved issues involve full volumetric decoupling that would include the effects of weather, the storm restoration balancing account and application of weather trends in the load forecasting models. Review by the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (OPUC) will


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continue until the final order is issued, which is expected by the end of the year. New customer prices will go into effect January 1, 2019.

Renewable Request for Proposal (RFP)

In October 2018, PGE completed the review process of the Renewable Request for Proposal with oversight from an independent evaluator selected by the OPUC. PGE and a developer jointly submitted a project that includes 36 MWa of company-owned wind resources that would qualify for the federal production tax credit, and a power purchase agreement representing up to 83 MWa. The project was selected along with two other projects as part of the Final Shortlist submitted to the OPUC. The Shortlist included various combinations of wind, solar and battery storage as well as PPA and partial ownership options. PGE requested that the OPUC acknowledge the Final Shortlist by early December 2018 to enable the company to execute definitive agreements with the selected parties and allow sufficient time to capture expiring federal production tax credits for the benefit of customers. PGE expects to finalize negotiations by the end of 2018.

Third quarter operating results

Earnings Reconciliation of Q3 2017 to Q3 2018
(in $ millions, except EPS)
Pre-Tax Income
Net Income*
Diluted EPS **
Reported Q3 2017
$
53

$
40

$
0.44

Revenue
 
 
 
Electric retail price change
1

1

0.01

Electric retail volume change
(2
)
(2
)
(0.02
)
Change in decoupling deferral
2

1

0.01

Electric wholesale price and volume change
16

12

0.13

Other Items
(7
)
(5
)
(0.06
)
Change in Revenue
10

7

0.07

 
 
 
 
Power Cost
 
 
 
Change in average power cost
6

4

0.05

Change in purchased power and generation
(8
)
(6
)
(0.06
)
Change in Power Costs
(2
)
(2
)
(0.01
)
 
 
 
 
O&M
 
 
 
Administrative and general
14

10

0.11

Change in O&M
14

10

0.11

 
 
 
 
Other Items
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
(9
)
(7
)
(0.07
)
Other Items
(4
)
(3
)
(0.03
)
Adjustment for effective vs statutory tax rate
 
8

0.08

Change in Other Items
(13
)
(2
)
(0.02
)
Reported Q3 2018
$
62

$
53

$
0.59

* After tax adjustments based on PGE’s statutory tax rate of 27.5%
** Some values may not foot due to rounding


The following table indicates the number of heating and cooling degree-days for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, along with 15-year averages based on weather data provided by the National Weather Service, as measured at Portland International Airport:

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Heating Degree-days
 
Cooling Degree-days
 
2018
 
2017
 
Avg.
 
2018
 
2017
 
Avg.
July
2

 
1

 
7
 
289

 
164

 
179
August
6

 
1

 
7
 
238

 
275

 
182
September
61

 
76

 
62
 
48

 
132

 
66
Totals
69

 
78

 
76
 
575

 
571

 
427
(Decrease)/increase from the 15-year average
(9
)%
 
3
%
 
 
 
35
%
 
34
%
 
 

2018 earnings guidance

PGE is affirming its 2018 guidance of $2.25 to $2.40 per diluted share. The guidance is based on the following assumptions:

Flat weather-adjusted retail deliveries
Normal hydro conditions for the remainder of the year, based on the current hydro forecast
Wind generation based on five years of historical levels, or forecast studies when historical data is not available
Normal thermal plant operations
Depreciation and amortization expense between $370 and $380 million
Operating and maintenance costs between $550 and $570 million

Third Quarter 2018 earnings call and webcast — October 26, 2018

PGE will host a conference call with financial analysts and investors on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 11 a.m. ET. The conference call will be webcast live on the PGE website at investors.portlandgeneral.com. A replay of the call will be available beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, October 26, 2018, through 2 p.m. ET on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Maria Pope, president and CEO; Jim Lobdell, senior vice president of Finance, CFO, and treasurer; and Chris Liddle, director, Investor Relations and Treasury, will participate in the call. Management will respond to questions following formal comments.

The attached unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income, condensed consolidated balance sheets, and condensed consolidated statements of cash flows, as well as the supplemental operating statistics, are an integral part of this earnings release.

# # #

About Portland General Electric Company

Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is a fully integrated energy company based in Portland, Oregon, serving more than 885,000 customers in 51 cities. For more than 125 years, PGE has been delivering safe, affordable and reliable energy to Oregonians. Together with its customers, PGE has the No. 1 voluntary renewable energy program in the U.S. With approximately 2,900 employees across the state, PGE is committed to helping its customers and the communities it serves build a clean energy future. For more information, visit PortlandGeneral.com/CleanVision.

Safe Harbor Statement
Statements in this news release that relate to future plans, objectives, expectations, performance, events and the like may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of

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1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding earnings guidance; statements regarding future load, hydro conditions, wind conditions and operating and maintenance costs; statements concerning implementation of the company’s integrated resource plan; statements concerning future compliance with regulations limiting emissions from generation facilities and the costs to achieve such compliance; as well as other statements containing words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “promises,” “expects,” “should,” “conditioned upon,” and similar expressions. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including reductions in demand for electricity and the sale of excess energy during periods of low wholesale market prices; operational risks relating to the company’s generation facilities, including hydro conditions, wind conditions, disruption of fuel supply, and unscheduled plant outages, which may result in unanticipated operating, maintenance and repair costs, as well as replacement power costs; the costs of compliance with environmental laws and regulations, including those that govern emissions from thermal power plants; changes in weather, hydroelectric and energy markets conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of purchased power and fuel; changes in capital market conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of capital and result in delay or cancellation of capital projects; failure to complete capital projects on schedule or within budget, or the abandonment of capital projects which could result in the company’s inability to recover project costs; the outcome of various legal and regulatory proceedings; and general economic and financial market conditions. As a result, actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof and such statements speak only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Prospective investors should also review the risks and uncertainties listed in the company’s most recent annual report on form 10-K and the Company’s reports on forms 8-K and 10-Q filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations and the risks described therein from time to time.
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Source: Portland General Electric Company



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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues, net
 
$
525

 
$
515

 
$
1,469

 
$
1,494

Alternative revenue programs, net of amortization
 

 

 
(2
)
 

Total revenues
 
525

 
515

 
1,467

 
1,494

Operating expenses:
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchased power and fuel
 
186

 
184

 
420

 
443

Generation, transmission and distribution
 
72

 
73

 
212

 
235

Administrative and other
 
49

 
63

 
188

 
194

Depreciation and amortization
 
96

 
87

 
281

 
257

Taxes other than income taxes
 
31

 
30

 
95

 
94

Total operating expenses
 
434

 
437

 
1,196

 
1,223

Income from operations
 
91

 
78

 
271

 
271

Interest expense, net
 
31

 
30

 
93

 
90

Other income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allowance for equity funds used during construction
 
2

 
4

 
8

 
9

Miscellaneous income (expense), net
 

 
1

 

 
1

Other income, net
 
2

 
5

 
8

 
10

Income before income tax expense
 
62

 
53

 
186

 
191

Income tax expense
 
9

 
13

 
23

 
46

Net income and Comprehensive income
 
$
53

 
$
40

 
$
163

 
$
145

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding—basic and diluted (in thousands)
 
89,239

 
89,065

 
89,205

 
89,044

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share—basic and diluted
 
$
0.59

 
$
0.44

 
$
1.82

 
$
1.62

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.3625

 
$
0.3400

 
$
1.0650

 
$
1.0000



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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)
 

September 30,
2018

December 31,
2017
Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents
$
200


$
39

Accounts receivable, net
189


168

Unbilled revenues
73


106

Inventories
76


78

Regulatory assets—current
42


62

Other current assets
51


73

Total current assets
631


526

Electric utility plant, net
6,782


6,741

Regulatory assets—noncurrent
426


438

Nuclear decommissioning trust
42


42

Non-qualified benefit plan trust
39


37

Other noncurrent assets
55


54

Total assets
$
7,975


$
7,838

Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
110

 
132

Liabilities from price risk management activities—current
42

 
59

Current Portion of long-term debt
300

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
251

 
241

Total current liabilities
703

 
432

Long-term debt, net of current portion
2,127

 
2,426

Regulatory liabilities—noncurrent
1,379

 
1,288

Deferred income taxes
372

 
376

Unfunded status of pension and postretirement plans
283

 
284

Liabilities from price risk management activities—noncurrent
124

 
151

Asset retirement obligations
196

 
167

Non-qualified benefit plan liabilities
106

 
106

Other noncurrent liabilities
199

 
192

Total liabilities
5,489

 
5,422

 
 
 
 
Equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, no par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017

 

Common stock, no par value, 160,000,000 shares authorized; 89,244,659 and 89,114,265 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively
1,209

 
1,207

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(8
)
 
(8
)
Retained earnings
1,285

 
1,217

Total equity
2,486

 
2,416

Total liabilities and equity
$
7,975

 
$
7,838



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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2018

2017
Cash flows from operating activities:



Net income
$
163


$
145

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:



Depreciation and amortization
281


257

Deferred income taxes
2


35

Pension and other postretirement benefits
19


19

Allowance for equity funds used during construction
(8
)

(9
)
Decoupling mechanism deferrals, net of amortization
2


(15
)
Deferral of net benefits due to Tax Reform
37



Other non-cash income and expenses, net
8

 
18

Changes in working capital:



Decrease in accounts receivable and unbilled revenues
12


40

Decrease in inventories
2


12

Decrease in margin deposits, net
6


4

Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities
17


14

Other working capital items, net
19


20

Other, net
(24
)

(21
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
536


519

Cash flows from investing activities:



    Capital expenditures
(401
)

(369
)
    Sales of Nuclear decommissioning trust securities
11


14

      Proceeds received from Carty Settlement
120

 

    Purchases of Nuclear decommissioning trust securities
(9
)

(12
)
    Other, net
1


(2
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(278
)

(369
)
Cash flows from financing activities:



      Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

 
75

      Payments on long-term debt

 
(50
)
    Dividends paid
(93
)

(87
)
    Other
(4
)

(5
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(97
)

(67
)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
161


83

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
39


6

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
200


$
89

 
 
 
 
Supplemental cash flow information is as follows:
 
 
 
   Cash paid for interest, net of amounts capitalized
$
72

 
$
68

   Cash paid for income taxes
20

 
16

   Non-cash investing and financing activities
 
 
 
   Assets obtained under leasing arrangements
18

 
73



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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING STATISTICS
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
2018
 
2017
Revenues (dollars in millions):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential
$
224

 
43
 %
 
$
224

 
43
 %
Commercial
171

 
32

 
173

 
34

Industrial
55

 
10

 
50

 
10

Direct Access
9

 
2

 
10

 
2

Subtotal
459

 
87

 
457

 
89

Alternative revenue programs, net of amortization

 

 

 

Other accrued (deferred) revenues, net
(11
)
 
(2
)
 
(2
)
 
(1
)
Total retail revenues
448

 
85

 
455

 
89

Wholesale revenues
67

 
13

 
50

 
10

Other operating revenues
10

 
2

 
10

 
2

Total revenues
$
525

 
100
 %
 
$
515

 
100
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Energy deliveries (MWh in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential
1,712

 
27
 %
 
1,817

 
29
 %
Commercial
1,837

 
28

 
1,851

 
30

Industrial
844

 
13

 
752

 
12

Subtotal
4,393

 
68

 
4,420

 
71

Direct access:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial
170

 
2

 
169

 
3

Industrial
368

 
6

 
366

 
6

Subtotal
538

 
8

 
535

 
9

Total retail energy deliveries
4,931

 
76

 
4,955

 
80

Wholesale energy deliveries
1,529

 
24

 
1,224

 
20

Total energy deliveries
6,460

 
100
 %
 
6,179

 
100
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average number of retail customers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential
773,514

 
88
 %
 
763,553

 
88
 %
Commercial
110,028

 
12

 
108,705

 
12

Industrial
200

 

 
200

 

Direct access
604

 

 
588

 

Total
884,346

 
100
 %
 
873,046

 
100
 %





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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING STATISTICS, continued
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
2018
 
2017
Sources of energy (MWh in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Generation:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thermal:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural gas
2,777

 
45
%
 
2,442

 
41
%
Coal
1,054

 
17

 
1,404

 
24

Total thermal
3,831

 
62

 
3,846

 
65

Hydro
258

 
4

 
277

 
5

Wind
475

 
8

 
480

 
8

Total generation
4,564

 
74

 
4,603

 
78

Purchased power:
 
 
 
 


 
 
Term
1,208

 
20

 
908

 
15

Hydro
325

 
5

 
332

 
6

Wind
85

 
1

 
83

 
1

Total purchased power
1,618

 
26

 
1,323

 
22

Total system load
6,182

 
100
%
 
5,926

 
100
%
Less: wholesale sales
(1,529
)
 
 
 
(1,224
)
 
 
Retail load requirement
4,653

 
 
 
4,702

 
 






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