Chapter 757 Utility Regulation Generally

General Provisions

§ 757.005 Definition of public utility
§ 757.006 People’s utility districts and electric cooperatives excluded from term “public utility”
§ 757.007 Contract and rate schedule filing for certain furnishers of heat exempt from regulation
§ 757.009 Procedure for reregulation of furnishers of heat
§ 757.015 “Affiliated interest” defined for ORS 757.105 (1) and 757.495
§ 757.020 Duty of utilities to furnish adequate and safe service at reasonable rates
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Budget, Accounts and Reports of Utilities

§ 757.105 Filing of budget
§ 757.107 Supplemental budgets and orders
§ 757.110 Effect of budget orders
§ 757.120 Accounts required
§ 757.125 Duty of utility to keep records and accounts
§ 757.135 Closing accounts and filing balance sheet
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Rate Schedules; Measuring Equipment

§ 757.205 Filing schedules with commission
§ 757.210 Hearing to establish new schedules
§ 757.212 Resource rate plans
§ 757.215 Commission authorized to suspend new rates or order interim rates during hearings
§ 757.220 Notice of schedule changes required
§ 757.225 Utilities required to collect for their services in accordance with schedules
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Attachments Regulation

§ 757.270 Definitions for ORS 757.270 to 757.290
§ 757.271 Authorization from pole owner required for attachment
§ 757.272 Pole owner may approve or reject attachment
§ 757.273 Attachments to public utility and telecommunications utility facilities regulated
§ 757.276 Attachments by licensees to consumer-owned utility facilities regulated
§ 757.279 Fixing rates or charges by commission
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Net Metering Facilities

§ 757.300 Net metering facility allowed to connect to public utility

Illegal Practices

§ 757.310 Prohibition related to charges for service
§ 757.315 When free service or reduced rates allowed
§ 757.320 Reducing rates for persons furnishing part of necessary facilities
§ 757.325 Undue preferences and prejudices
§ 757.330 Soliciting or accepting special privileges from utilities
§ 757.355 Costs of property not presently providing utility service excluded from rate base

Transportation Electrification

§ 757.357 Legislative findings

Solar Energy

§ 757.360 Definitions for ORS 757.360 to 757.380
§ 757.365 Pilot program for small solar energy systems
§ 757.375 Credit toward compliance with renewable portfolio standard
§ 757.380 Applicability of ORS 757.360 to 757.380
§ 757.385 Allowance of fair and reasonable rates
§ 757.386 Program for procurement of electricity from community solar projects

Issuance of Securities

§ 757.400 “Stocks” defined for ORS 757.400 to 757.460
§ 757.405 Power to regulate issuance of utility securities
§ 757.410 When issuance of securities is void
§ 757.412 Exemption from securities regulation
§ 757.415 Purposes for which securities and notes may be issued
§ 757.417 Limitation on application of ORS 757.415
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Transactions Involving Utilities

§ 757.480 Approval needed prior to disposal, mortgage or encumbrance of certain operative utility property or consolidation with another public utility
§ 757.483 Condemnation or acquisition of service territory or property of electric company by electric utility
§ 757.485 Purchase of property or stocks of one utility by another
§ 757.490 Approval needed for certain contracts
§ 757.495 Contracts involving utilities and persons with affiliated interests
§ 757.500 Contracts between certain public utilities
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Elimination of Coal From Electricity Supply

§ 757.518 Elimination of coal-fired resources from allocations of electricity
§ 757.519 Consideration of net gain or net loss upon sale of coal-fired resource for allocation to certain retail electricity consumers

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

§ 757.522 Definitions for ORS 757.522 to 757.536
§ 757.524 Greenhouse gas emissions standard applicable to electric companies and electricity service suppliers
§ 757.526 Petition by electric companies and electricity service suppliers to study greenhouse gas emissions standard
§ 757.528 Greenhouse gas emissions standard applicable to consumer-owned utilities
§ 757.531 Emissions standard-based restrictions on long-term financial commitments by electric companies or electricity service suppliers
§ 757.533 Emissions standard-based restrictions on long-term financial commitments by consumer-owned utilities
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Voluntary Emission Reduction Program

§ 757.539 Eligibility criteria

Energy Storage Systems

Oregon Utility Notification Center

§ 757.542 Definitions for ORS 757.542 to 757.562
§ 757.547 Oregon Utility Notification Center
§ 757.552 Duties of center
§ 757.557 Underground utility facility operators required to subscribe to center
§ 757.562 Report to Legislative Assembly of center activities

Direct Access Regulation

§ 757.600 Definitions for ORS 757.600 to 757.689
§ 757.601 Implementation dates for direct access and portfolio of rate options
§ 757.603 Electric company required to provide cost-of-service rate option to all retail electricity consumers
§ 757.607 Direct access conditions
§ 757.609 Date for announcing prices for electricity in subsequent calendar year
§ 757.612 Requirements for public purpose expenditures
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Emergency Curtailment of Electricity or Natural or Manufactured Gas

§ 757.710 Emergency curtailment plan required
§ 757.720 Factors to be considered in approving plan
§ 757.730 Liability when curtailment occurs

Klamath River Dams

§ 757.732 Definitions for ORS 757.732 to 757.744
§ 757.734 Recovery of investment in Klamath River dams
§ 757.736 Surcharges for funding costs of removing Klamath River dams
§ 757.738 Surcharge trust accounts related to removal of Klamath River dams
§ 757.740 Recovery of other costs incurred as result of changes in operation to or removal of Klamath River dams
§ 757.742 Public Utility Commission authorization to enter agreement with California related to cost apportionment and trust fund
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Health Endangering Termination of Residential Utility Service

§ 757.750 Legislative findings
§ 757.755 Termination of residential electric or natural gas service prohibited
§ 757.760 Requirements for notice of termination of service

Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

§ 757.765 Public utility provision of shielded outdoor lighting fixtures to customers
§ 757.770 Deadline for public utility filing of outdoor lighting fixture rate and charge application

High Voltage Power Line Regulation

§ 757.800 Definitions for ORS 757.800 and 757.805
§ 757.805 Accident prevention required for work near high voltage lines

State Policy Position on Regional Transmission Planning Process

§ 757.811 Requirement to consider electricity from ocean renewable energy

Oregon Community Power

§ 757.812 Definitions for ORS 757.812 to 757.950
§ 757.814 Creation of acquisition review committee
§ 757.818 Oregon Community Power created
§ 757.822 Laws applicable to Oregon Community Power
§ 757.824 Regulatory authority of Public Utility Commission over Oregon Community Power
§ 757.830 Nominating committee
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Penalties

§ 757.990 Penalties
§ 757.991 Civil penalty for noncompliance with gas regulations
§ 757.993 Penalty for violation of utility excavation notification provisions
§ 757.994 Civil penalty for violation of statute, rule or order related to water utilities
Source:
Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 757—Utility Regulation Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors757.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).