ORS 757.683¹
Consumer-owned utility’s distribution rights and control over distribution system

Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689) to 757.667 (City authority over rights of way), a consumer-owned utility shall have exclusive distribution rights, to the extent such rights are provided by law, and exclusive responsibility for the performance and oversight of its distribution system including the acquisition, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of distribution facilities and metering, billing, collection and consumer response functions relating to the distribution of electricity to retail electricity consumers located within the utility’s service territory. Nothing in this section shall diminish or enlarge the rights of any person under ORS 758.400 (Definitions for ORS 758.015 and 758.400 to 758.475) to 758.475 (Fees). [1999 c.865 §26]

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