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June 20, 2005, Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
June 29, 2005
(Rescheduled from June 28, 2005)
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-2551
PO Box 2148, Salem, Oregon 97308-2148
 
 
The Commission receives generalpublic comment at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. The Commission will accept public comment on individual agenda items immediately following each staff presentation. Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments. To be considered, written comments must be received prior to the meeting and should clearly reference the Agenda Item. Comments may be submitted by mail at the above addresses, fax (503-378-5505), or emailed to puc.commission@state.or.us.
 
Staff has informed the Commission that the items appearing on the following Consent Agenda are routine and not disputed by the company or parties usually participating in PUC proceedings. No member of the public has expressed interest in these items. The Commission will consider the Consent Agenda as a single action item at the beginning of the public meeting. If a member of the public requests to be heard on one of these items, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
 
The staff analysis and recommendations on agenda items are available on the PUC’s Web site (http://apps.puc.state.or.us) or by request from the Commission office. Copies will also be available at the meeting. Staff memoranda are generally available on the Thursday prior to the public meeting.
 
 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
 
CONSENT AGENDA   
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA1 Moved to Regular Agenda
CA1. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 05-6) Proposes Schedule 84R, Large Load Planning Pilot Rider, that allows eligible consumers a credit for a forecast of energy needs and/or reduction in demand charges based on capacity utilization and availability.
Effective date: July 1, 2005
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
 
CA2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Updates the company's avoided cost information for the third quarter 2005.
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360

 
Effective Date Extended to June 30, 2005
CA3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 05-8) Modifies Schedule 125 to apply financial price hedge arrangements to manage Large Nonresidential Customer price uncertainty during the Resource Valuation Mechanism rate setting process.
Effective date: June 29, 2005
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667
 
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 05-5) Establishes the Schedule 125, Part C adjustment rate which is applicable to customers who elect during the May 16th through May 23rd window to move from Schedule 83, annual Cost of Service rates to Direct Access service or a market-based pricing option.
Effective date: July 1, 2005
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667
 
CA5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1103(2)) Request to reauthorize deferral of costs associated with Intervenor Funding Grants.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
 
CA6. AVISTA CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UM 1165) Requests reauthorization to defer certain costs associated with demand-side management programs.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
 
CA7. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1101(2)) Request for Reauthorization for Deferral of Intervenor Funding Grants.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
 
CA8. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UM 605) Requests reauthorization to defer certain costs associated with demand-side management programs.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA9. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSN:
(Advice No. 92) Updates the Carrier Common Line access rates to reflect 2005 cost and demand.
Effective date: July 1, 2005
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371
CA10. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSN:
(Advice No. 93) Revises the Switched Access, Special Access and Billing and Collection rates to reflect 2005 cost and demand.
Effective date: July 1, 2005
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371
 
CA11. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 855) Reduces the term and volume rates for Integrated Services Digital Network – Primary Rate Interface (ISDN PRI) service.
Effective date: July 1, 2005
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
 
CA12. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 856) Introduces a two-year term for Asynchronous Transfer Mode Cell Relay Service.
Effective date: July 1, 2005
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
 
Effective Date Extended to June 30, 2005
CA13. SPRINT/UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice No. OR05-10) Adds a new Sprint Solutions – Business Sprint Solutions Package, Rotary Classic Solution, and grandfathers several Business Sprint Solutions Packages.
Effective date: June 29, 2005
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
 
CA14. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON, INC. AND CENTURYTEL OF EASTERN OREGON, INC.:
(Docket No. UI 239) Joint Applicants' Service Agreement with CenturyTel Holdings Missouri, Inc.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
 
CA15. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
Docket No. UF 3279) Application to Issue and Sell up to 750,000 shares of Common Stock and Amend Order No. 01-840.
Staff contact: Steve Chriss, (503) 378-3778

REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA1. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 05-6) Proposes Schedule 84R, Large Load Planning Pilot Rider, that allows eligible consumers a credit for a forecast of energy needs and/or reduction in demand charges based on capacity utilization and availability.
Effective date: July 1, 2005
Staff contact: Bill McNamee, (503) 378-6360
 
Item 1 Removed
1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF: (Docket No. UM 1158) Recommendations for 2006 Performance Measures for the Energy Trust of Oregon.
Staff contact: Syed Rezvi, (503) 378-6117
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
2. WANTEL INC, d/b/a ComspanUSA 
Docket No. UM 1202) Application for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier.
Staff contact: Kay Marinos, (503) 378-6730
 
WATER
Item 3 Removed
3. ROATS WATER SYSTEM INC:
(Docket No. UW 107/Advice No. 05-19) Requests a general rate increase in revenues in the amount of $90,000, or 15.4 percent.
Effective date: July 1, 2005
Staff contact: Michael Dougherty, (503) 378-3623
 
Item 4 Removed
4. CLINE BUTTE UTILITY CO:
(Docket No. UW 109/Advice No. 05-31) Requests a general rate increase in the amount of $102,414, or 20 percent.
Effective date: July 1, 2005
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
 
5. LONG BUTTE WATER SYSTEM INC:
(Docket No. UW 110/Advice No. 05-32) Requests a general rate increase in the amount of $97,354, or 78 percent.
Effective date: August 1, 2005
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
 
PUBLIC COMMENT