Municipal Utilities

ORS 225.470
Authority of city to acquire interest in power facilities

In addition to the powers otherwise conferred on cities of this state, a city that owns or operates an electric light and power system, or a city that owns or operates an electric cogeneration facility as defined in ORS 758.505 (Definitions for ORS 758.505 to 758.555), may plan, finance, construct, acquire, operate, own and maintain an undivided interest in common facilities within or without the state jointly with one or more other cities, with one or more districts, with one or more electric cooperatives or with one or more persons, or with any combination of such cities, districts, electric cooperatives or persons, and may make such plans and enter into such contracts and agreements as are necessary or appropriate for such joint planning, financing, construction, acquisition, operation, ownership or maintenance. [1967 c.603 §4; 1979 c.151 §2; 1993 c.141 §2; 1999 c.865 §36; 2001 c.733 §4]
§§ 225.450 to 225.490

Notes of Decisions

If cities and PUDs otherwise had authority to enter Participants' Agreement with WPPSS, enactment of Thermal Power Facilities Act did not supersede or restrict that authority, except for policy against financing another participant's share. DeFazio v. WPPSS, 296 Or 550, 679 P2d 1316 (1984)


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