OAR 860-089-0020

For purposes of this Division, unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) “Benchmark resource” is a resource identified in an electric company’s response to its own request for proposals.
(2) “Commission-acknowledged IRP” means an IRP for which the Commission has acknowledged the electric company’s action item to procure the resource subject to the rules in this division.
(3) “Electric company” has the meaning given that term in ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689).
(4) “Independent evaluator” or “IE” refers to a person engaged by an electric company to oversee an RFP process under the rules in this division, and who also reports directly to the Commission during that process. The IE must be independent of the utility and bidders, and also be experienced and competent to perform all IE functions identified in these Division 089 rules.
(5) “Integrated resource plan” or “IRP” has the meaning given that term in OAR 860-027-0400 (Integrated Resource Plan Filing, Review, and Update).
(6) “IRP Update” means an update to an acknowledged IRP that is filed in accordance with OAR 860-027-0400 (Integrated Resource Plan Filing, Review, and Update)(9).
(7) “Qualifying facility” refers to qualifying facilities under 16 USC § 796(17) and (18) (2012) and ORS 758.505 (Definitions for ORS 758.505 to 758.555)(8).
(8) “Request for proposals” or “RFP” means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, used for soliciting proposals from prospective bidders.
(9) “Resource acquisition” refers to a process for the purpose of acquiring energy, capacity, or storage resources that starts with an electric company’s:
(a) Circulation of a final or draft RFP to third parties; or
(b) Communication of a final offer or receipt of a final offer in a two-party negotiation.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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