ORS 261.348
Transactions for production, supply or delivery of electricity; financial products contracts


Notwithstanding any other law, people’s utility districts and municipal electric utilities may enter into transactions with other persons or entities for the production, supply or delivery of electricity on an economic, dependable and cost-effective basis, including financial products contracts and other service contracts that reduce the risk of economic losses in the transactions. This subsection does not authorize any transaction that:


Constitutes the investment of surplus funds for the purpose of receiving interest or other earnings from the investment; or


Is intended or useful for any purpose other than the production, supply or delivery of electricity on a cost-effective basis.


Nothing in subsection (1) of this section prohibits a people’s utility district or a municipal electric utility from entering into any transaction for the acquisition, construction, improvement or equipping of a renewable energy facility or for the purchase or sale of electricity, electrical capacity or renewable energy certificates. [1999 c.683 §1; 2007 c.301 §40; 2007 c.895 §11]
Note: 261.348 (Transactions for production, supply or delivery of electricity) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 261 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 261

Notes of Decisions

People’s utility district does not possess exclusive right to provide service within boundaries of district. Douglas Electric Cooperative v. Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, 164 Or App 251, 991 P2d 1060 (1999), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County clerk’s and county governing body’s duty to determine validity of voters’ petition to form people’s utility district, (1980) Vol 40, p 367

Law Review Citations

7 EL 315 (1977); 16 WLR 549 (1979)

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