Or. Admin. R. 330-025-0005 - Purpose and Statutory Authority

(1) This rule is authorized pursuant to ORS 469.040(i)(d) and 469.080 and implements the policies enunciated by the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) in its statement in explanation of the Need-for-Power Standard, adopted January 6, 1981. In that statement, EFSC directed the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) to develop rules for resource plan to be filed by electric utilities. EFSC stated: "Such a resource plan would document the steps to be taken by the utilities to achieve the resources identified in the Need-for-Power standard and their actions to overcome the constraints which preclude greater reliance on these resources". This procedure is intended to offer the opportunity to measure progress towards achieving greater reliance on conservation and renewable resources.
(2) The resource plan will offer information on how utilities plan to meet load requirements in their respective Oregon sources area. The information will foster understanding of Oregon electricity loads and resources, not only within the state but within the region. Conversely, information produced in the development of the regional electricity supply plan of the Pacific Northwest Regional Planning Council will also be considered. Utilities are encouraged to incorporate information developed for the regional supply plan to minimize duplication and describe any significant differences.
(3) The information contained in the plans will be considered public information except such specified information which a utility explicitly seeks to be treated confidential pursuant to ORS 469.090.
(4) ODOE recognizes that information contained in the resource plans may be preliminary and subject to change. The information contained in the resource plans may be qualified to reflect uncertainties.
(5) This rule will be reviewed by July 1 of each year for appropriate revisions and may be revised in the interim if warranted.


Or. Admin. R. 330-025-0005
DOE 4-1982, f. & ef. 3-12-82

Stat. Auth.: ORS 469

Stats. Implemented: ORS 469.060

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