ORS 757.663¹
Commission authority to require electric company to enter into contracts with Bonneville Power Administration

In order to preserve the benefits of federal low-cost power for residential and small-farm consumers of electric utilities, the Public Utility Commission may require an electric company to enter into contracts with the Bonneville Power Administration for the purpose of securing such benefits. The contracts shall be subject to approval by the commission. In reviewing a contract, the commission, at a minimum, shall consider:

(1) The short-term expected cost of electric power from the Bonneville Power Administration compared to market-priced alternatives;

(2) The long-term benefit of retaining the rights to purchase electric power from the Bonneville Power Administration at cost, compared to market-priced alternatives; and

(3) Other factors deemed relevant by the commission. [1999 c.865 §19]

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)

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 757—Utility Regulation Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors757.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 757, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­757ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information