Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.320
Reducing rates for persons furnishing part of necessary facilities


No public utility shall demand, charge, collect or receive from any person less compensation for any service rendered or to be rendered by the public utility in consideration of the furnishing by such person of any part of the facilities incident thereto.


This section does not prohibit any public utility from renting any customer’s facilities incident to providing its services and for paying a reasonable rental therefor.


This section does not require a public utility to furnish any part of such appliances which are situated in and upon the premises of any customer, except meters and appliances for measurements of any service, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Utility Commission. [Amended by 1971 c.655 §80]
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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