Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.575
Notice of acceptance of terms of orders

The Public Utility Commission may provide by rule that any public utility or telecommunications utility affected by any order shall within a time to be fixed by the commission, notify the commission whether the terms of the order are accepted and will be obeyed. [1971 c.655 §55; 1973 c.776 §32; 1987 c.447 §94; 1995 c.733 §72]
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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