Oregon Public Utility Commission

Rule Rule 860-029-0070
System Emergencies


(1)

Qualifying facility’s obligation to provide power during system emergencies: A qualifying facility is required to provide energy and capacity to a public utility during a system emergency only to the extent:

(a)

Provided by agreement between such qualifying facility and public utility; or

(b)

Ordered under section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act.

(2)

During any system emergency, a public utility may curtail:

(a)

Purchases from a qualifying facility if such purchases would contribute to such emergency (including net output requirement); and

(b)

Sales to a qualifying facility, as qualified by section (3) of this rule, provided that such curtailment is on a nondiscriminatory basis.

(3)

Except in cases of practical impossibility, sales to a qualifying facility that is generating 50 percent or more of its load, may not be curtailed during a system emergency, or under mandatory curtailments established by Order No. 78-823, until all other customers in its class have been fully curtailed.

(4)

A qualifying facility that is unable to deliver power to a public utility owing to curtailment by the public utility will be relieved of any obligation to sell to the public utility during the curtailment period.
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