2017 ORS 469.860¹
Definitions for ORS 469.860 to 469.900

(1) As used in ORS 469.865 (Electric utility to adopt commercial energy conservation services program) to 469.875 (Fee for gas utility audit), 469.900 (Duty of commission to avoid conflict with federal requirements) (1) and (2) and subsection (2) of this section:

(a) “Commercial building” means a public building as defined in ORS 455.560 (Definitions for ORS 455.560 to 455.580).

(b) “Commission” means the Public Utility Commission.

(c) “Conservation services” means providing energy audits or technical assistance for energy conservation measures as part of a program approved under ORS 469.860 (Definitions for ORS 469.860 to 469.900) to 469.900 (Duty of commission to avoid conflict with federal requirements).

(d) “Electric utility” means a public utility, as defined in ORS 757.005 (Definition of public utility), which produces, transmits, delivers or furnishes electric power and is regulated by the commission under ORS chapter 757.

(e) “Energy conservation measure” means a measure primarily designed to improve the efficiency of energy use in a commercial building. “Energy conservation measures” include, but are not limited to, improved operation and maintenance measures, energy use analysis procedures, lighting system improvements, heating, ventilating and air conditioning system modifications, furnace and boiler efficiency improvements, automatic control systems including wide dead band thermostats, heat recovery devices, infiltration controls, envelope weatherization, solar water heaters and water heating heat pumps.

(2) As used in ORS 469.865 (Electric utility to adopt commercial energy conservation services program) and 469.900 (Duty of commission to avoid conflict with federal requirements) (2), “gas utility” means a public utility, as defined in ORS 757.005 (Definition of public utility), which delivers or furnishes natural gas to customers for heat, light or power.

(3) As used in ORS 469.880 (Energy audit program) to 469.895 (Application of ORS 469.890 to 469.900 to publicly owned utility) and 469.900 (Duty of commission to avoid conflict with federal requirements) (3):

(a) “Commercial building” means a public building as defined in ORS 455.560 (Definitions for ORS 455.560 to 455.580).

(b) “Conservation services” has the meaning given in subsection (1) of this section.

(c) “Energy conservation measure” has the meaning given in subsection (1) of this section.

(d) “Publicly owned utility” means an electric utility owned or operated, in whole or in part, by a municipality, cooperative association or people’s utility district. [1981 c.708 §§1,7,13]

Note: 469.860 (Definitions for ORS 469.860 to 469.900) (1) and (2) and 469.863 (Gas utility to adopt commercial energy audit program) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 469 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 469—Energy; Conservation Programs; Energy Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors469.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.
 
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.