2017 ORS 757.930¹
Distribution rights
  • service territories

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a consumer-owned utility has exclusive distribution rights, to the extent the distribution rights are provided by law other than ORS 757.812 (Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950) to 757.950 (Authorization to issue and sell revenue bonds), and exclusive responsibility for the performance and oversight of:

(a) The utility’s distribution system, including the acquisition, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of distribution facilities; and

(b) Metering, billing, collection and consumer response functions related to the distribution of electricity to retail electricity consumers located within the utility’s service territory.

(2) ORS 757.812 (Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950) to 757.950 (Authorization to issue and sell revenue bonds) do not:

(a) Diminish or enlarge the rights of any person under ORS 758.400 (Definitions for ORS 758.015 and 758.400 to 758.475) to 758.475 (Fees); or

(b) Affect the administration or enforcement of ORS 758.400 (Definitions for ORS 758.015 and 758.400 to 758.475) to 758.475 (Fees). [2007 c.807 §33]

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.