Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.918
Oregon Community Power required to allow direct access


Oregon Community Power shall allow nonresidential electricity consumers direct access.


Unless the board of directors of Oregon Community Power determines otherwise, Oregon Community Power shall provide all retail electricity consumers of Oregon Community Power with a regulated, cost-of-service rate option.


(a) Oregon Community Power shall supply default electricity service to a nonresidential electricity consumer in an emergency.


The board shall establish reasonable terms and conditions for providing default service to a nonresidential electricity consumer in circumstances in which the consumer is receiving electricity services through direct access and elects instead to receive electricity services through the default service.


(a) Oregon Community Power shall permit retail electricity consumers that are eligible for direct access to voluntarily aggregate their electricity loads.


A retail electricity consumer that is eligible for direct access may voluntarily aggregate its electricity load with the electricity load of any other retail electricity consumer that is eligible for direct access. [2007 c.807 §29]
Note: See note under 757.812 (Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950).
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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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