Tariff schedules for renewable energy generation facilities and energy conservation
(1) The Public Utility Commission may authorize a public utility to file and place into effect tariff schedules establishing rates or charges for renewable energy generation facilities, or for energy conservation measures, services or payments, provided to individual property owners or customers. Application of the schedule shall be subject to agreement between the public utility and the property owner or customer receiving service at the time the renewable energy generation facilities or conservation measures, services or payments are initially provided.
(2) A tariff schedule under this section may include provisions for the payment of the rates or charges over a period of time and for the application of the payment obligation to successive property owners or customers at the premises where the renewable energy generation facilities or conservation measures or services were installed or performed or with respect to which the payments were made.
(3) A public utility shall record a notice of any payment obligation required of a property owner or customer under this section in the records maintained by the county clerk under ORS 205.130 (Recording duties of county clerk). The commission may prescribe by rule other methods by which the public utility shall notify property owners or customers of any such payment obligation.
(4) A public utility may use moneys obtained through a rate established under ORS 757.603 (Electric company required to provide cost-of-service rate option to all retail electricity consumers) (2)(a) to provide renewable energy generation facilities to property owners or customers under this section. A public utility may not charge interest to a property owner or customer for facilities acquired with moneys obtained through a rate established under ORS 757.603 (Electric company required to provide cost-of-service rate option to all retail electricity consumers) (2)(a). [1991 c.268 §2; 2007 c.885 §3]
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