Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.654
Commission authority to investigate allegations of undue market influence

Upon receiving a complaint, or on its own motion, the Public Utility Commission is authorized to investigate, as provided under ORS 756.515 (Investigations and hearings on commission’s own motion), whether any electric company that is an electricity service supplier has exercised undue market power with respect to the sale or distribution of electricity services. The commission may take such action as authorized by law to mitigate an exercise of undue market power. [1999 c.865 §12]
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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