Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.656
Failure to comply with ORS 757.600 to 757.667

  • cause of action


Any claim that an electric company has failed to comply with ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689) to 757.667 (City authority over rights of way) shall be filed as a complaint with the Public Utility Commission pursuant to ORS 756.500 (Complaint). After reasonable notice to the electric company and exhausting all available remedies before the commission, any person injured by an electric company’s failure to comply with any provision of ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689) to 757.667 (City authority over rights of way) may file an action in the circuit court for the county where the electric company has its principal business office in this state for an order requiring compliance with ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689) to 757.667 (City authority over rights of way). [1999 c.865 §13]
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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