ORS 262.005¹
Definitions for ORS 262.015 to 262.105

As used in ORS 262.015 (Authority for joint operating agency formation) to 262.105 (Taxation of agency property in same manner as private power corporations), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Electric cooperative" means a cooperative corporation owning and operating an electric distribution system.

(2) "Joint operating agency" means an agency organized by three or more cities or people’s utility districts under the laws of this state for the purposes and according to ORS 262.005 (Definitions for ORS 262.015 to 262.105) to 262.105 (Taxation of agency property in same manner as private power corporations).

(3) "Privately owned electric utility company" means an electric utility operated for profit and subject to regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Oregon or the equivalent officer or commission of any other state.

(4) "Utility properties" means a plant, works or other property used for development, generation, storage, distribution or transmission of electricity. "Utility properties" does not include facilities for uranium refining, processing or reprocessing. [1973 c.722 §1; 2005 c.22 §190; 2007 c.301 §42; 2007 c.895 §13]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 262—Joint Operating Agencies for Electric Power, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors262.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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