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December 8, 2009, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
December 8, 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 AND LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1003) Joint recommendation for the Commission to set Pacific Power and Light's Service Quality Measures performance levels for 2010, 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

CA2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1004) Joint recommendation for the Commission to set Portland General Electric's Service Quality Measures performance levels for 2010, as required in UM 814 by OPUC Order 97-196.
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us

CA3. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Advice No. O09-11-01) Revises multiple tariff sheets to consolidate certain rate adjustment schedules.
Effective date: December 19, 2009
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
CA4. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 09-15) Revises Schedule 320, Oregon Low-Income Energy Efficiency (OLIEE) Programs.
Effective date: December 9, 2009
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA5. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. C35-2009) Establishes special contract arrangements between Qwest and a confidential customer.
Effective date: December 9, 2009
Staff contact: David Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
CA6. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice No. C36-2009) Establishes special contract arrangements between Qwest and a confidential customer for Qwest business line services.
Effective date: December 21, 2009
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA7. 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
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS


1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1409) Recommendation regarding the formal adoption of new federal standards contained in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and pertaining to “Rate Design Modifications to Promote Energy Efficiency Investments” and to the Recovery of Industrial Waste Energy.
Staff contact: George Compton, (503) 378-6123
e-mail: george.compton@state.or.us
 
2. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1409) Staff recommendation relating to the smart grid standards in the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: maury.galbraith@state.or.us
 
3. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
Staff recommendation to open a docket and use Oregon Electricity Regulators Assistance Project funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to develop Commission smart grid objectives and action items for the 2010-2014 time period.
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: maury.galbraith@state.or.us
 
4. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Staff recommendation to open a docket and use Oregon Electricity Regulators Assistance Project funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to investigate rate structures for electric vehicle charging and the role of regulated utilities in the development of electric vehicle charging station infrastructure.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
5. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON:
Presentation of 2009, Third Quarter Report. Informational only.
Staff contact: Theresa Gibney, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: theresa.gibney@state.or.us
 
6.  ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON: 
Presentation of Draft 2010 Budget and Draft 2010-11 Action Plan. Informational only.
Staff contact: Theresa Gibney, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: theresa.gibney@state.or.us
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
7. QWEST CORPORATION AND MALHEUR HOME TELEPHONE COMPANY: (Docket Nos. UM 1451/UA 149) Application for an Order Approving Transaction.
Staff contact: Kay Marinos, (503) 378-6730
e-mail: kay.marinos@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT