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May 20, 2008, Public Meeting Agenda.
9:30 a.m.
May 20, 2008
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://www.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
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
CA1. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND:
Surcharge rate review and recommendation for maintaining current rate.
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
REMOVED
CA 2.  VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 011SPL) Increases rates for Residential Toll Service and Sensible Minute Service.
Effective date: June 6, 2008
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA 3. QWEST CORPORATION
(Advice No. 2068) Establishes additional three and five-year term discounts for Integrated Services Digital Network Primary Rate Service for business customers and makes related text changes.
Effective date:  May 21, 2008
Staff contact:  Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA4. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST/EMBARQ:
(Advice No. OR08-02) Introduces an incentive program for small or home office customers.
Effective date: June 1, 2008
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail:david.sloan@state.or.us
CA5. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Request to approve Negotiated Interconnection Agreements and Amendments submitted pursuant to Section 252(e) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA6. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. (08-3) Revises Schedule 185, Special Annual Interstate Storage and Transportation Credit, and Schedule 186, Special Annual Core Storage and Pipeline Capacity Optimization Credit.
Effective date: June 1, 2008
Staff contact: Ken Zimmerman, (503) 373-1583
e-mail: ken.zimmerman@state.or.us
 
CA7. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 08-03) Introduces Schedule 73, ENERGY STAR Appliance Program.
Effective date: May 21, 2008
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
CA8. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
(Advice No. 08-05) Revises Schedule 106 to recover the Multnomah County Business Income Tax.
Effective date:  June 1, 2008
Staff contact:  Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
CA9. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:  
(Docket No. UM 1376) Application for waiver of OAR 860-038-0300(2) and (3), requirements for quarterly power source disclosure.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
CA10. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT
(Advice No. 08-008) Modifies Schedule 97 Intervenor Funding Adjustment by removing Schedules 41, 741, and 33.
Effective date:  June 1, 2008
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
1. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND (RSPF):
Commission approval of TDAP advisory committee members.
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 07-25) Requests approval for incremental energy efficiency funds.
Effective date: June 1, 2008
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
3. PORTFOLIO OPTIONS COMMITTEE:
(Docket No. UM 1020) Recommendations from the Portfolio Options Committee.
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
4. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UE 195Advice No. 08-01) Proposes Schedule 55, Annual Power Cost Update, and Schedule 56, Power Cost Adjustment Mechanism.
Effective date: June 1, 2008
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
5. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1360) Request for approval of Draft 2008 Request for Proposals.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us

6.  AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. LC 44) Avista’s 2007 Integrated Resource Plan Presentation.
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
7. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. LC 44) Staff Recommendation Regarding Avista’s 2007 Integrated Resource Plan.
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
WATER
ADDED
8. AVION WATER COMPANY, INC.:
(Advice No. 08-26) Requests special contract arrangements between Avion Water Company, Inc., and the City of Bend for water service.
Staff contact: Renee Sloan, (503) 373-7871
e-mail: renee.sloan@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT