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January 20, 2009, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
January 20, 2009
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     
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA1. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 08-025) Revises the market weights for the calculation of the energy charge daily rate for Standard Offer Supply Service.
Effective date: February 1, 2009
Staff contact: Kelcey Brown, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: kelcey.brown@state.or.us
CA2. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Advice No. 08-026) Makes corrections to Schedule 295, the three-year opt out from cost of service for direct access.
Effective date: February 1, 2009
Staff contact: Kelcey Brown, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: kelcey.brown@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA3.  PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 08-16) Recovers the Colstrip Tax and Royalty Payment(s) retroactively assessed by the U.S. Department of Interior and the Montana Department of Revenue.
Effective date: February 1, 2009
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
(Docket No. UM 1294 (2))  Application for reauthorization of deferred accounting of annual power cost variance.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
CA5. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UM 1410) Requests deferred accounting of variances regarding revised depreciation rates as a result of system-wide implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
REMOVED
CA6. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1406) Requests an accounting order to record the costs associated with its new System Integrity Program (SIP) as capital expenditures.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
CA7. PACIFIC POWER AND LIGHT:
(Advice No. 09-001) Reflects Seven Mile Hill in rates in Schedule 202, Renewable Adjustment Clause.
Effective date: January 21, 2009
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA8. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE (OUS) ADVISORY BOARD:
Approval of candidates for OUS Advisory Board positions.
Staff contact:  Kay Marinos, (503) 378-6730
e-mail:  kay.marinos@state.or.us
 
CA9. 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
 
CA10. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 965) Establishes a new feature to Local Directory Assistance.
Effective date: January 22, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA11. VERIZON NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. 968) Revises the current tariff text regarding the FCC 50% rule applicable to CentraNet.
Effective date: January 31, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA12. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. C10-2008) Establishes special contract arrangements between Qwest and a confidential customer for Integrated Services Digital Network Primary Rate Service.
Effective date: January 27, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA13. TRANS-CASCADES TELEPHONE CO:
(Docket No. UM 1404/Advice No. 94) Increases the Late-Payment Charge for all customers and requests waiver of the Commission rule that currently sets the Late-Payment Charge.
Effective date: February 1, 2009
Staff contact: Steven Storm, (503) 378-5264
e-mail: steven.storm@state.or.us
 
CA14. CASCADE UTILITIES INC:
(Docket No. UM 1405/Advice No. 143) Increases the Late-Payment Charge for all customers and requests waiver of the Commission rule that currently sets the Late-Payment Charge.
Effective date: February 1, 2009
Staff contact: Steven Storm, (503) 378-5264
e-mail: steven.storm@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
(Docket No. UM 1368) Request for expedited approval of amended 2008R-1 Request for Proposals.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
 
2.  PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
Automated Metering Infrastructure update including proposal regarding meter base repair issues.  Informational only.
Staff contact: Lisa. Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us.
           
PUBLIC COMMENT