2007 ORS 757.710¹
Emergency curtailment plan required
  • credits for weatherization or alternate energy devices

(1) Any person, as defined in ORS 758.400 (Definitions for ORS 758.015 and 758.400 to 758.475), engaged in the sale or resale of electricity or natural or synthetic gas in this state shall present for approval by the Public Utility Commission a plan for curtailment of electrical or gas load in the event of any predictable circumstance that may jeopardize prolonged continuity of service. Utility plans shall be submitted in such form and within such time limits as the commission shall specify.

(2) Utility plans may provide for a credit against future curtailment for a customer who has already accomplished a reduction in demand for the utility’s service by installing an alternative energy device or by weatherization or other installed conservation measures equivalent to the proposed level of curtailment. Where the level of curtailment exceeds the demand reduction produced, by the conservation measures or installed alternative energy device of the customer, the utility plan may provide for credit against the level of curtailment ordered to the extent of the demand reduction produced by the conservation measure or alternate energy device.

(3) The commission shall approve the feature of any plan concerning such credit against curtailment to the extent of the demand reduction produced and shall not penalize either the utility or the customer, in the event of a curtailment order, under ORS 757.720 (Factors to be considered in approving plan) for the amount of reduced demand. [1973 c.309 §2; 1975 c.606 §10; 1979 c.355 §1]

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/­ors/­757.­html (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.