Oregon Public Utility Commission

Rule Rule 860-029-0043
Standard Rates for Purchase


Each public utility must offer standard non-renewable avoided cost rates to eligible qualifying facilities.


Each public utility that acts to comply with Oregon’s renewable portfolio standard must offer standard renewable avoided cost rates to eligible qualifying facilities.


Unless the Commission adopts a higher threshold, all qualifying facilities with a nameplate capacity of 100 kW and less are eligible for standard avoided cost rates.


Each public utility must file standard avoided cost rates that differentiate between qualifying facilities of different resource types by taking into account the contributions to meeting the utility’s peak capacity of the different resource types.


Each public utility must update its standard avoided costs in accordance with OAR 860-029-0085 (Requirements for Standard Avoided Cost Rates).

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Jun. 8, 2021