Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.950
Authorization to issue and sell revenue bonds


Oregon Community Power may issue and sell revenue bonds as provided in ORS chapter 287A. However, ORS 287A.150 (Authority of public body to issue revenue bonds) does not apply to revenue bonds issued by Oregon Community Power. Revenue bonds issued by Oregon Community Power are not a general obligation of Oregon Community Power and may not be a charge upon any revenues or property of Oregon Community Power that is not specifically pledged thereto. Any obligation of any kind incurred by Oregon Community Power under this section is not, and may not be considered, an indebtedness of the State of Oregon.


Revenue bonds or other financing agreements issued by Oregon Community Power under this section are bonds or obligations of a political subdivision of the State of Oregon for the purposes of all laws of this state. [2007 c.807 §39; 2009 c.538 §15]
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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