Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.812
Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950

As used in ORS 757.812 (Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950) to 757.950 (Authorization to issue and sell revenue bonds):


“Board” means the board of directors of Oregon Community Power.


“Incumbent utility” means an investor-owned utility that is the subject of a transaction described in ORS 757.814 (Creation of acquisition review committee).


“Investor-owned utility” means a utility that sells electricity and that is operated by a corporation with shareholders.


“Rate” has the meaning given that term in ORS 756.010 (Definitions).


“Service” has the meaning given that term in ORS 756.010 (Definitions).


“Service territory” means the geographic area within which a utility provides electricity to customers. [2007 c.807 §1]
Note: 757.812 (Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950) to 757.954 (City’s authority to control and collect charges for use of rights of way) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 757 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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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