Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.262
Rates to encourage acquisition of cost-effective conservation resources

  • rules


The Public Utility Commission, by rule, may adopt policies designed to encourage the acquisition of cost-effective conservation resources and small-scale, renewable-fuel electric generating resources.


In furtherance of the policies adopted pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, and in such manner as the commission considers proper, the commission may authorize periodic rate adjustments for the purpose of providing some protection to a utility from reduction of short-term earnings that may result from implementation of such policies. The adjustments may include, but are not limited to, adjustments based in whole or in part upon the extent to which actual sales deviate from a base level of sales the commission considers appropriate. [1993 c.175 §3; 1999 c.944 §3]
Chapter 757

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)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Governor and Public Utility Commissioner to enter into binding agreements with respect to uniform curtailment plans, (1977) Vol 38, p 861


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