Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.880
Board duties

The principal duties of the board of directors of Oregon Community Power are to:


Establish policy and develop consistent positions on core utility issues that promote and implement the primary mission of Oregon Community Power under ORS 757.818 (Oregon Community Power created);


Oversee the investments and operations of Oregon Community Power;


Take all actions to ensure that revenues and income from electric utility operations are sufficient to satisfy all costs, including principal and interest payments on all outstanding bonds and other debt obligations issued by Oregon Community Power, and to maintain financial integrity in the operation of Oregon Community Power;


Make decisions that are in the best interests of the consumers and communities within the service territory of Oregon Community Power and that are consistent with the primary mission of Oregon Community Power; and


Consider the social, economic and environmental impacts of electricity generation, transmission and distribution in board decision-making. [2007 c.807 §18]
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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