Or. Admin. R. 860-038-0250 - Nonresidential Standard Offer
(1) By March 1, 2002, each electric company shall provide one or more standard offer rate options to large nonresidential retail electricity consumers and one or more standard offer rate options to small nonresidential consumers. Each electric company must designate one of the standard offers available to each customer class as the non-emergency default supply option.
(2) An electric company must develop the standard offer rate as follows:
(a) A standard offer rate option shall be a tariff approved by the Commission, which is priced based on supply purchases made on a competitive basis from the wholesale market plus the transition credit or transition charge, if any, and all other unbundled costs of providing standard offer service. A standard offer rate must reflect the full costs of providing standard offer service;
(b) The standard offer rates for any class of customer must be based on the unbundled costs to serve that class;
(c) The standard offer rates must include any additional electric company costs that are incurred when a consumer chooses to be served under the standard offer rate option;
(d) The standard offer rates must exclude electric company costs that are avoided when a consumer chooses to be served under the standard offer rate option;
(e) An electric company may impose nonrecurring charges to recover the administrative costs of changing suppliers or rate options; and
(f) Rates must be established so that costs associated with the development or offering of rate options are assigned to the retail electricity consumers eligible to choose such rate options.
(g) An electric company may offer a cost-of-service rate to large nonresidential consumers in lieu of a one-year standard offer rate option.
(3) Nonresidential cost-of-service consumers who do not choose direct access or a specific standard offer service will be served under the cost-of-service rate until they choose another service option. Large nonresidential consumers who are not cost-of-service consumers will be served under the non-emergency default supply option unless they elect direct access or a different standard offer service.
(4) An electric company must, for nonresidential consumers, identify any applicable transition charges or credits.
(5) An electric company must separately identify other credits or charges such as the credit associated with power supply contracts with the Bonneville Power Administration.
(6) The notice and deposit requirements listed in OAR 860-038-0280(4) and (5) apply to standard offer service.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 756 & 757
Stats. Implemented: ORS 756.040 & 757.600 - 757.667
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