2017 ORS 469A.005¹
Definitions

As used in ORS 469A.005 (Definitions) to 469A.210 (Goal for community-based renewable energy projects):

(1) “Acquires service territory” does not include an acquisition by a city of a facility, plant, equipment or service territory within the boundaries of the city, pursuant to ORS 225.020 (Ownership and operation of utilities by city within and without city limits) or city charter, if the city:

(a) Already owns, controls or operates an electric light and power system for supplying electricity to the inhabitants of the city and for general municipal purposes;

(b) Provides fair, just and reasonable compensation to the electric company whose service territory is acquired that:

(A) Gives consideration for the service territory rights and the cost of the facility, plant or equipment acquired and for depreciation, fair market value, reproduction cost and any other relevant factor; and

(B) Is based on the present value of the service territory rights and the facility, plant and equipment acquired, including the value of poles, wires, transformers and similar and related appliances necessarily required to provide electric service; and

(c) Pays any stranded costs obligation established pursuant to ORS 757.483 (Condemnation or acquisition of service territory or property of electric company by electric utility).

(2) “Banked renewable energy certificate” means a bundled or unbundled renewable energy certificate that is not used by an electric utility or electricity service supplier to comply with a renewable portfolio standard in a calendar year, and that is carried forward for the purpose of compliance with a renewable portfolio standard in a subsequent year.

(3) “BPA electricity” means electricity provided by the Bonneville Power Administration, including electricity generated by the Federal Columbia River Power System hydroelectric projects and electricity acquired by the Bonneville Power Administration by contract.

(4) “Bundled renewable energy certificate” means a renewable energy certificate for qualifying electricity that is acquired:

(a) By an electric utility or electricity service supplier by a trade, purchase or other transfer of electricity that includes the renewable energy certificate that was issued for the electricity; or

(b) By an electric utility by generation of the electricity for which the renewable energy certificate was issued.

(5) “Compliance year” means the calendar year for which the electric utility or electricity service supplier seeks to establish compliance with the renewable portfolio standard applicable to the electric utility or electricity service supplier in the compliance report submitted under ORS 469A.170 (Compliance reports).

(6) “Consumer-owned utility” means a municipal electric utility, a people’s utility district organized under ORS chapter 261 that sells electricity or an electric cooperative organized under ORS chapter 62.

(7) “Distribution utility” has the meaning given that term in ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689).

(8) “Electric company” has the meaning given that term in ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689).

(9) “Electric utility” has the meaning given that term in ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689).

(10) “Electricity service supplier” has the meaning given that term in ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689).

(11) “Qualifying electricity” means electricity described in ORS 469A.010 (Qualifying electricity).

(12) “Renewable energy source” means a source of electricity described in ORS 469A.025 (Renewable energy sources).

(13) “Retail electricity consumer” means a retail electricity consumer, as defined in ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689), that is located in Oregon.

(14) “Unbundled renewable energy certificate” means a renewable energy certificate for qualifying electricity that is acquired by an electric utility or electricity service supplier by trade, purchase or other transfer without acquiring the electricity that is associated with the renewable energy certificate. [2007 c.301 §1; 2016 c.28 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 469A—Renewable Portfolio Standards, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors469A.­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.