Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.524
Greenhouse gas emissions standard applicable to electric companies and electricity service suppliers


The greenhouse gas emissions standard that applies to electric companies and electricity service suppliers is 1,100 pounds of greenhouse gases per megawatt-hour for a generating facility.


The greenhouse gas emissions standard applies only to carbon dioxide emissions.


For purposes of applying the emissions standard to cogeneration facilities, the Public Utility Commission shall establish an output-based methodology to ensure that the calculation of emissions of greenhouse gases for cogeneration facilities recognizes the total usable energy output of the process and includes all greenhouse gases emitted by the facility in the production of both electrical and thermal energy. [2009 c.751 §2; 2013 c.172 §2]
Note: See note under 757.522 (Definitions for ORS 757.522 to 757.536).
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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