Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.375
Credit toward compliance with renewable portfolio standard

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Any electricity produced from a solar photovoltaic energy system that is physically located in this state may be used by an electric company to comply with the renewable portfolio standard established under ORS 469A.005 (Definitions) to 469A.210 (Goal for community-based renewable energy projects).


For each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced from a qualifying system that first becomes operational before January 1, 2016, and has a nameplate capacity of between 500 kilowatts and five megawatts of alternating current, the Public Utility Commission shall credit the electric company with two kilowatt-hours of qualifying electricity toward the electric company’s compliance with the renewable portfolio standard under ORS 469A.005 (Definitions) to 469A.210 (Goal for community-based renewable energy projects), up to a maximum of 20 megawatts of capacity. [2009 c.748 §4; 2016 c.28 §24]
Note: See note under 757.360 (Definitions for ORS 757.360 to 757.380).
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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