Oregon Public Utility Commission

Rule Rule 860-150-0100
Renewable Natural Gas Resource Planning


(1) Each large natural gas utility and small natural gas utility must, as part of an integrated resource plan filed after August 1, 2020, include information relevant to the RNG market, prices, technology, and availability that would otherwise be required under the Commission’s Integrated Resource Plan Guidelines, by order of the Commission, or by administrative rules.
(2) In addition to the information required under section (1), a large natural gas utility must also include in each integrated resource plan:
(a) Information about opportunities, challenges, and the natural gas utility’s strategy for meeting annual RNG targets in ORS 757.396 (Participating large natural gas utilities) during the period of the integrated resource plan’s action plan; and
(b) The cost effectiveness calculation that the utility will use to evaluate RNG resources, pursuant to OAR 860-150-0200 (Incremental Costs).
(3) In addition to the information required under section (1), each small natural gas utility must also include in its integrated resource plan:
(a) An indication whether and when the utility expects to make a filing with the Commission, pursuant to OAR 860-150-0400 (Mechanisms for Recovery of Prudently Incurred Costs by Small Natural Gas Utilities), of its intent to begin participating in the RNG program described in these rules, if the utility has not already started to participate in the RNG program;
(b) Information about opportunities, challenges, perceived barriers, and the natural gas utility’s strategy for participation in the RNG program described in these rules; and
(c) The cost effectiveness calculation that the utility will use, pursuant to OAR 860-150-0200 (Incremental Costs), to evaluate RNG resources, if the utility has not already filed this with the Commission pursuant to OAR 860-150-0400 (Mechanisms for Recovery of Prudently Incurred Costs by Small Natural Gas Utilities).
(4) The requirements of this rule are in addition to all requirements concerning integrated resource plans contained in OAR 860-027-0400 (Integrated Resource Plan Filing, Review, and Update) and as specified by Commission Order Numbers 07-002 and 07-047.
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