2017 ORS 757.915¹
Definitions for ORS 757.915 to 757.930

As used in ORS 757.915 (Definitions for ORS 757.915 to 757.930) to 757.930 (Distribution rights):

(1) “Ancillary services” has the meaning given that term in ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689).

(2) “Direct access” means the ability of a retail electricity consumer to purchase electricity and ancillary services, as determined by the board of directors of Oregon Community Power, directly from an entity other than Oregon Community Power.

(3) “Economic utility investment” means all investments, including plants and equipment and contractual or other legal obligations, made by Oregon Community Power and properly dedicated to generation or conservation, the full benefits of which are no longer available to consumers as a result of electing direct access, absent transition credits.

(4) “Electricity,” “electricity services” and “electricity service supplier” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689).

(5) “Nonresidential electricity consumer” means a retail electricity consumer that is not a residential electricity consumer.

(6) “Portfolio access” means the ability of a retail electricity consumer to choose from a set of product and pricing options for electricity determined by the board and may include product and pricing options offered by Oregon Community Power or by an electricity service supplier.

(7) “Retail electricity consumer” means the end user of electricity for specific purposes that is served through the distribution system of Oregon Community Power, whether or not the end user purchases the electricity from Oregon Community Power.

(8) “Transition charge” and “transition credit” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 757.600 (Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689).

(9) “Uneconomic utility investment” means all investments, including plants and equipment and contractual or other legal obligations, made by Oregon Community Power and properly dedicated to generation, conservation and workforce commitments, the full costs of which are no longer recoverable as a result of direct access, absent transition charges. [2007 c.807 §28]

Note: See note under 757.812 (Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950).

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.