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December 9, 2008, Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
December 9, 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    

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA1. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 966) Modifies the regulation found under the Regional Essentials and Regional Value Retention and Winback Offer to clearly define customer eligibility.
Effective date: December 10, 2008
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA2. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
(Docket No. UA 138) Reallocation of local exchange telecommunications service territory for Scio Mutual Telephone Association.
Staff contact:  Marlene Gorsuch, (503) 373-7905
e-mail:  marlene.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA3. 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
CA4. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 08-018) Seeks approval to begin amortization of the balance in the Property Sales Balancing Account.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Dustin Ball, (503) 373-7946
e-mail: dustin.ball@state.or.us
 
CA5. PACIFIC POWER AND LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1003) Joint recommendation for the Commission to set Pacific Power and Light's Service Quality Measures performance levels for 2009, as required by OPUC Orders No. 98-191 and No. 99-616.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us

 
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
(Docket No. UM 1004) Joint recommendation for the Commission to set Portland General Electric's Service Quality Measures performance levels for 2009, as required in UM 814 by OPUC Order 97-196.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA7. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Advice No. O08-11-01) Consolidates temporary adjustment schedules with basic bundled schedules and revises Schedule 177-A to correct a rounding error.
Effective date: December 10, 2008
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA8. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 08-11) Revises Schedule 87, Manufactured Housing Energy Efficiency Programs.
Effective date: December 24, 2008
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
CA9. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Request to open an investigation to consider whether to adopt new federal standards contained in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Staff contact: George Compton, (503) 378-6123
e-mail: george.compton@state.or.us
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: bonnie.tatom@state.or.us

 
CA10. CASCADE NATURAL GAS
Accept the 2009 Budget of Expenditures.
Staff contact: Paul Rossow, (503) 378-6917
e-mail: paul.rossow@state.or.us
 
CA11. PORTFOLIO OPTIONS COMMITTEE:
Nominations for committee members for the November 2008 to October 2010 term.
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA

 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
1. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND:
Surcharge Rate Review and Recommendation for Increase.
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
2. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. LC 45) Staff Recommendation Regarding NW Natural’s 2008 Integrated Resource Plan.
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
3. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 08-020) Revises Schedules 211, 212 and 213, Blue Sky Usage and Habitat Options.
Effective date: January 1, 2009
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: lori.koho@state.or.us
 
4.  PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT and PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Demand response update. Informational only.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
 
5.  PORTLANDGENERAL ELECTRIC:
Renewable resources update. Informational only.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT