Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.852
Acquisition of incumbent utility

  • use of eminent domain


As soon as practicable after being appointed, the board of directors of Oregon Community Power shall implement the agreement entered into by an acquisition review committee under ORS 757.814 (Creation of acquisition review committee) (4)(b).


Notwithstanding ORS 757.890 (Eminent domain) (1), Oregon Community Power may not use the power of eminent domain to accomplish all or a part of an acquisition described in subsection (1) of this section unless the incumbent utility or the persons that have the authority to negotiate the disposition of the incumbent utility or the electric utility assets of the incumbent utility consent to the use of eminent domain for acquisition purposes. [2007 c.807 §11]
Note: See note under 757.812 (Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950).
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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