Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.385
Allowance of fair and reasonable rates

Nothing in ORS 276.910 (Use of fuel cell power systems in state agency facilities) and 757.360 (Definitions for ORS 757.360 to 757.380) to 757.380 (Applicability of ORS 757.360 to 757.380) affects the authority of the Public Utility Commission to set fair and reasonable rates as authorized under ORS 756.040 (General powers) (1). [2009 c.748 §8]
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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