2017 ORS 758.480¹
Assumption of obligations arising out of Trojan Nuclear Plant

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Agreement” means the agreement dated October 5, 1970, and titled “Agreement for Construction, Ownership and Operation of the Trojan Nuclear Plant,” as amended.

(b) “Allocated territory” has the meaning given that term in ORS 758.400 (Definitions for ORS 758.015 and 758.400 to 758.475).

(c) “Person” means:

(A) A person as defined in ORS 174.100 (Definitions);

(B) A person as defined in ORS 758.400 (Definitions for ORS 758.015 and 758.400 to 758.475);

(C) A public body as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined); or

(D) Any combination of entities described in subparagraphs (A), (B) and (C) of this paragraph.

(d) “Trojan obligations” means all of the obligations and liabilities of the Portland General Electric Company to pay amounts that are due or that may become due under the agreement or that are due or that may become due as a result of a requirement imposed by a federal, state or local governmental body, agency or instrumentality.

(e) “Utility service” has the meaning given that term in ORS 758.400 (Definitions for ORS 758.015 and 758.400 to 758.475).

(2) Any person acquiring all or a portion of any allocated territory of the Portland General Electric Company, or acquiring the right to provide utility service within the allocated territory of the Portland General Electric Company, shall assume a share of Trojan obligations that is proportionate to the total amount of allocated territory or the percentage of retail customer load for which the person has acquired the right to provide utility service, whichever is greater.

(3) The assumption of Trojan obligations described in this section shall occur without regard to whether the acquisition described in subsection (2) of this section occurs through market transactions or condemnation proceedings or by any other means.

(4) Any person assuming a share of Trojan obligations shall pay all required or necessary amounts, when due, into any decommissioning or other fund established, required or approved by any federal, state or local governmental body, agency or instrumentality for the purpose of meeting Trojan obligations. A person making payments into a fund described in this subsection may use the person’s share of the fund for the purpose of meeting the person’s Trojan obligations, subject to any limitation imposed by a federal, state or local governmental body, agency or instrumentality.

(5) The obligations imposed by subsection (2) of this section do not apply to any person acquiring allocated territory or customers of the Portland General Electric Company when:

(a) The acquisition occurs pursuant to the terms of a contract allocating territory that has been approved by the Public Utility Commission under ORS 758.400 (Definitions for ORS 758.015 and 758.400 to 758.475) to 758.475 (Fees) and that is in effect on July 22, 2005; or

(b) The acquisition comprises less than one percent of the total allocated territory of the Portland General Electric Company or less than one-tenth of one percent of the total retail customer load of the Portland General Electric Company at the time of acquisition, whichever is greater. [2005 c.630 §1]

Note: 758.480 (Assumption of obligations arising out of Trojan Nuclear Plant) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 758 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 758—Utility Rights of Way and Territory Allocation; Cogeneration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors758.­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.