Wholesale revenues in the third quarter of 2012 were $19 million, a decrease of 21%, from $24 million for the third quarter of 2011. Lower wholesale revenues were due to a 22% decrease in average price and a 1% decrease in sales volume. Lower wholesale power prices were driven by low natural gas prices.Purchased power and fuel expense for the third quarter of 2012 was comparable with the third quarter of 2011. Declines in energy received from hydro and wind resources led to a 1% increase in average variable power cost, which was offset by a 1% decrease in total retail load requirement. The average variable power cost increased to $33.89 per megawatt hour in the third quarter of 2012 compared with $33.49 per megawatt hour in the third quarter of 2011.
Portland General Electric Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
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