OAR 860-082-0020
Pre-Application Process


Each public utility must designate an employee or office from which relevant information about the small generator interconnection process, the public utility’s transmission or distribution system, and affected systems may be obtained through informal requests for a potential applicant proposing a small generator facility at a specific site. The public utility must post contact information for the employee or office on the public utility’s website. The information provided by the public utility in response to a potential applicant’s request must include relevant existing studies and other materials that may be used to understand the feasibility of interconnecting a small generator facility at a particular point on the public utility’s transmission or distribution system. The public utility must comply with reasonable requests for access to or copies of such information, except to the extent that providing such materials would violate security requirements, confidentiality obligations to third parties, or be contrary to federal or state regulations. The public utility may require a person to sign a confidentiality agreement if required to protect confidential or proprietary information. For potential small generator facilities requiring Tier 4 review, and at the potential applicant’s request, the public utility must meet with the potential applicant to exchange information. A public utility employee with relevant technical expertise must attend any such meeting.


A person requesting information under section (1) must reimburse the public utility for the reasonable costs of gathering and copying the requested information.

Source: Rule 860-082-0020 — Pre-Application Process, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=860-082-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 860-082-0020’s source at or​.us