Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.924
Portfolio access to electricity service providers

The board of directors of Oregon Community Power shall determine whether and under what conditions Oregon Community Power will offer retail electricity consumers portfolio access to electricity service suppliers. The board shall have sole authority to determine:


The quality and nature of electricity services, including but not limited to different product and pricing options, that will be made available to its retail electricity consumers.


The extent to which products and services will be unbundled and the rates, tariffs, terms and conditions on which they may be offered.


Whether one or more pilot programs for direct access, portfolio access or other forms of access to alternative suppliers will be offered.


The degree to which provision of portfolio access necessitates modification of transition credits, transition charges and the net value described in ORS 757.922 (Transition credits and charges) (2) on which transition credits or transition charges are based.


The establishment of technical capability requirements, financial responsibility requirements and other protections for retail electricity consumers located within the Oregon Community Power service territory in dealings with electricity service suppliers.


Access to or use of the Oregon Community Power transmission facilities or distribution system by retail electricity consumers or electricity service suppliers.


Oregon Community Power’s qualification standards for electricity service suppliers in addition to any certification standards established by the Public Utility Commission, provided that the qualification standards are uniformly applied to electricity service suppliers in a nondiscriminatory manner. [2007 c.807 §32]
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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