Oregon Public Utility Commission

Rule Rule 860-082-0005
Scope and Applicability


(1)

OAR 860-082-0005 (Scope and Applicability) through 860-082-0085 (Complaints for Enforcement) (the “small generator interconnection rules”) govern the interconnection of a small generator facility with a nameplate capacity of 10 megawatts or less to a public utility’s transmission or distribution system. These rules do not apply if the interconnection between the small generator facility and the public utility is subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

(2)

Except as specified in OAR 860-082-0025 (Applications to Interconnect a Small Generator Facility)(1)(b), the small generator interconnection rules do not apply retroactively to a small generator facility that was interconnected to a public utility’s transmission or distribution system prior to the effective date of the small generator interconnection rules (an “existing small generator facility”). These rules become applicable to an existing small generator facility at the expiration of the agreement governing the terms of the interconnection of the existing small generator facility to the interconnected public utility’s transmission or distribution system. If an existing agreement does not have an expiration date, then the small generator interconnection rules become applicable to the existing small generator facility 10 years after the effective date of the rules. An existing small generator facility must submit an application under OAR 860-082-0025 (Applications to Interconnect a Small Generator Facility)(1)(e) to the interconnected public utility no later than 60 business days before the date that the small generator interconnection rules become applicable.

(3)

The small generator interconnection rules do not apply to the interconnection of a net metering facility, which is governed by OAR chapter 860, division 039.

(4)

A small generator facility that qualifies as a “small power production facility” under OAR 860-029-0010 (Definitions for Division 029 Rules)(25) must also comply with the rules in OAR chapter 860, division 029. If there is a conflict between the small generator interconnection rules and the rules in OAR chapter 860, division 029, then the small generator interconnection rules control.
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