Or. Admin. R. 860-022-0001 - Definitions for Utility Rates

For purposes of this Division, except when a different scope is explicitly stated:

(1) "Consumer-owned utility" has the meaning given to the term under ORS 757.270(2).
(2) "Energy utility" means a public utility as defined in ORS 757.005 except a water utility or wastewater utility. An energy utility can be an "electric company," "gas utility," or "steam heat utility."
(3) "Large telecommunications utility" means any telecommunications utility, as defined in ORS 759.005 that is not partially exempt from regulation under 759.040.
(4) "Non-energy attributes" means the environmental, economic, and social benefits of generation from renewable energy facilities. These attributes are normally transacted in the form of Tradable Renewable Certificates.
(5) "Utility" means all energy utilities and large telecommunications utilities, as defined in sections (2) and (3) of this rule.


Or. Admin. R. 860-022-0001
PUC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-18-96 (Order No. 96-102); PUC 9-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-28-98; PUC 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-01; PUC 16-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-01; PUC 7-2005, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-05

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 756 & 757

Stats. Implemented: ORS 756.040 & 759.005

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