Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.070
Investigating management of utilities

The Public Utility Commission may inquire into the management of the business of all public utilities and telecommunications utilities and shall keep informed as to the manner and method in which they are conducted and has the right to obtain from any public utility or telecommunications utility all necessary information to enable the commission to perform duties. [Amended by 1971 c.655 §17; 1973 c.776 §19; 1987 c.447 §70; 1995 c.733 §56]
Chapter 756

Notes of Decisions

Under regulatory scheme, Public Utility Commissioner has authority to promulgate rule limiting telephone company's liability for directory listing errors or omissions. Garrison v. Pacific NW Bell, 45 Or App 523, 608 P2d 1206 (1980)

Refund is proper exercise of Public Utility Commission's general powers if refund (1) is based only on information in existence at time of rate order for which refund is being made; (2) is not based on evaluation of public utility's actual expenses or revenues; and (3) is not effectuated by offsetting future rates. Gearhart v. Public Utility Commission, 255 Or App 58, 299 P3d 533 (2013), aff'd 356 Or 216, 339 P3d 904 (2014)


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