2017 ORS 757.642¹
Unbundling electricity assets
  • records

(1) Not later than March 1, 2002, an electric company shall unbundle the costs of electricity services into power generation, transmission, distribution and retail services.

(2) Every electric company shall maintain separate accounting records for each component of electricity service provided by the electric company to retail electricity consumers. Accounts shall be maintained according to regulations issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

(3) Unless required to provide a different accounting under federal requirements, each electric company shall, to a reasonable level of detail, separately identify and account for its costs of:

(a) Generation;

(b) Transmission services;

(c) Distribution services;

(d) Ancillary services;

(e) Consumer service charges levied on retail electricity consumers, including but not limited to metering and billing;

(f) Investment in public purposes; and

(g) State and local taxes paid by retail electricity consumers.

(4) An electric company shall separately identify and account for the costs of any additional components as the Public Utility Commission may require. [1999 c.865 §5; 2001 c.819 §4]

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)

Refund is proper exercise of Public Utility Commission’s general powers if refund (1) is based only on in­for­ma­­tion in existence at time of rate order for which refund is being made; (2) is not based on evalua­tion of public utility’s actual expenses or revenues; and (3) is not effectuated by offsetting future rates. Gearhart v. Public Utility Commission, 255 Or App 58, 299 P3d 533 (2013), aff’d 356 Or 216, 339 P3d 904 (2014)

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/­ors757.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 757, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano757.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.