2007 ORS 758.535¹
Criteria for qualifying facility
  • terms and conditions of energy sale

(1) The Public Utility Commission shall establish minimum criteria that a cogeneration facility or small power production facility must meet to qualify as a qualifying facility under ORS 543.610 (Acquisition of project by state or municipality), 757.005 (Definitions) and 758.505 (Definitions for ORS 758.505 to 758.555) to 758.555 (Effect of energy sales on qualifying facility).

(2) The terms and conditions for the purchase of energy or energy and capacity from a qualifying facility shall:

(a) Be established by rule by the commission if the purchase is by a public utility;

(b) Be adopted by an electric cooperative or people’s utility district according to the applicable provision of ORS chapter 62 or 261; and

(c) Be established by a municipal utility according to the requirements of the municipality’s charter and ordinance.

(3) The rules or policies adopted under subsection (2) of this section also shall:

(a) Establish safety and operating requirements necessary to adequately protect all systems, facilities and equipment of the electric utility and qualifying facility;

(b) Be consistent with applicable standards required by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-617); and

(c) Be made available to the public at the commission’s office. [1983 c.799 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 758—Utility Rights of Way and Territory Allocation; Cogeneration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­758.­html (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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