Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.862
Request to Public Utility Commission for transfer of funds


An acquisition review committee created under ORS 757.814 (Creation of acquisition review committee) may request that the Public Utility Commission transfer moneys appropriated under ORS 757.857 (Oregon Community Power Utility Acquisition Fund) in order to fund any preliminary activities the committee undertakes to determine:


The appropriateness or desirability of an acquisition described in ORS 757.812 (Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950) to 757.950 (Authorization to issue and sell revenue bonds);


The requirements and terms of the acquisition; and


Any due diligence activities related to the acquisition and the negotiations for the acquisition.


An acquisition review committee shall submit a budget and plan of operations with a request under subsection (1) of this section. The commission may approve the transfer only after notice and public hearing on the request. [2007 c.807 §14]
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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