OAR 345-023-0030
System Reliability Rule for Electric Transmission Lines

The Council shall find that the applicant has demonstrated need for an electric transmission line that is an energy facility under the definition in ORS 469.300 (Definitions) if the Council finds that:


The facility is needed to enable the transmission system of which it is to be a part to meet firm capacity demands for electricity or firm annual electricity sales that are reasonably expected to occur within five years of the facility’s proposed in-service date based on weather conditions that have at least a 5 percent chance of occurrence in any year in the area to be served by the facility;


The facility is consistent with the applicable mandatory and enforceable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards in effect as of September 18, 2015 as they apply either internally or externally to a utility system; and


Construction and operation of the facility is an economically reasonable method of meeting the requirements of sections (1) and (2) compared to the alternatives evaluated in the application for a site certificate.

Source: Rule 345-023-0030 — System Reliability Rule for Electric Transmission Lines, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=345-023-0030.

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2 years ago
(June 8, 2021)

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