Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.526
Petition by electric companies and electricity service suppliers to study greenhouse gas emissions standard

  • report to Legislative Assembly

No sooner than 90 days after the enactment of a federal law, state law, regulation or rule regulating the emission of greenhouse gases from generating facilities, an electric company, electricity service supplier or the customer of an electric company or electricity service supplier may petition the Public Utility Commission to study the greenhouse gas emissions standard established under ORS 757.524 (Greenhouse gas emissions standard applicable to electric companies and electricity service suppliers). If the commission undertakes the study, the commission shall determine whether the standard is still necessary to reduce greenhouse gases emitted by electric companies and electricity service suppliers and whether the standard should be repealed or maintained in whole or in part. In making the determination, the commission shall consider whether the enacted federal law, state law, regulation or rule is inconsistent with the standard or renders the standard redundant. The commission shall report the results of the study, and shall include recommendations for legislation, to the Legislative Assembly in the manner described in ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature) no later than 12 months after receiving the petition. [2013 c.172 §4]
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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