Or. Admin. R. 860-029-0070 - System Emergencies

(1) Qualifying facility's obligation to provide power during system emergencies: A qualifying facility is required to provide energy and capacity to a public utility during a system emergency only to the extent:
(a) Provided by agreement between such qualifying facility and public utility; or
(b) Ordered under section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act.
(2) During any system emergency, a public utility may curtail:
(a) Purchases from a qualifying facility if such purchases would contribute to such emergency (including net output requirement); and
(b) Sales to a qualifying facility, as qualified by section (3) of this rule, provided that such curtailment is on a nondiscriminatory basis.
(3) Except in cases of practical impossibility, sales to a qualifying facility that is generating 50 percent or more of its load, may not be curtailed during a system emergency, or under mandatory curtailments established by Order No. 78-823, until all other customers in its class have been fully curtailed.
(4) A qualifying facility that is unable to deliver power to a public utility owing to curtailment by the public utility will be relieved of any obligation to sell to the public utility during the curtailment period.


Or. Admin. R. 860-029-0070
PUC 9-1981, f. & ef. 10-29-81 (Order No. 81-755); PUC 7-1982, f. & ef. 7-21-82 (Order No. 82-514); PUC 21-1984, f. & ef. 9-25-84 (Order No. 84-742); PUC 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-98; PUC 8-2018, amend filed 11/02/2018, effective 11/2/2018

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 183, 756, 757, 758

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 756.040, 758.505 - 758.555

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