2017 ORS 757.672¹
Application of ORS 757.603 to 757.667 to consumer-owned electric utility
  • reciprocal electricity sales

(1) Nothing in ORS 757.603 (Electric company required to provide cost-of-service rate option to all retail electricity consumers) to 757.667 (City authority over rights of way) is intended to limit or restrict the rights and authority of a consumer-owned utility, or to subject a consumer-owned utility to the regulatory authority of the Public Utility Commission not otherwise provided by law. ORS 757.603 (Electric company required to provide cost-of-service rate option to all retail electricity consumers) to 757.667 (City authority over rights of way) shall not apply to a consumer-owned utility.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a consumer-owned utility that sells electricity, either directly or through a related party, to a nonresidential electricity consumer of another electric utility in this state, shall permit any other electricity service supplier to sell electricity to the consumer-owned utility’s nonresidential electricity consumers whose electricity use, measured in average megawatts per year, is equal to or greater than the use of the nonresidential electricity consumer of the other electric utility. Such consumer-owned utility shall be subject to ORS 757.649 (Certification of electricity service suppliers) (1) to (4) and rules adopted thereunder. [1999 c.865 §23]

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.