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April 5, 2011, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
April 5, 2011
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-2551
PO Box 2148, Salem, Oregon 97308-2148


 
The Commission receives general public 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. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 11-1) Revises Schedules 1 and 2, allowing certain hearth products and gas wall heaters to qualify for Rate Schedule 2 service under specified conditions.
Effective date: April 11, 2011
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
CA2. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 11-02) Proposes revision to Rule H - New Service Attachments and Distribution Line Installation or Alterations, to reflect changes to charges and credits for new service attachments or alterations.
Effective date: April 15, 2011
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
CA3. PACIFIC POWER:
(Advice No. 11-004) Implements the sixth year of transition rates for Klamath Basin Irrigation customers.
Effective date: April 17, 2011
Staff contact: Kelcey Brown, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: kelcey.brown@state.or.us
CA4. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1420(2)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs associated with the Industrial Demand Side Management Program.
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
CA5. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UM 1521) Application to extend its Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) filing date.
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1417(2)) Requests reauthorization to defer the revenues associated with the Sales Normalization Adjustment, the Lost Revenue Recovery Adjustment and the refund of Return on Equity.
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
CA7. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UF 4268) Application requesting authorization to enter into a revolving credit agreement for a term of up to five years in an amount up to $300 million.
Staff contact: Jorge Ordonez, (503) 378-4629
e-mail: jorge.ordonez@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA8. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice Nos. C2-2011, C3-2011, C4-2011, C5-2011 and C6-2011) Establishes Special Contracts submitted pursuant to ORS 759.250(5).
Staff contact: Linnea Wittekind, (503) 373-7905
e-mail: linnea.wittekind@state.or.us
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA9. FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice No. SC11-01) Establishes a Special Contract submitted pursuant to ORS 759.250(5).
Effective date: April 6, 2011
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us 
WATER
CA10. MILL MAR ESTATES, INC.:
(Docket No. UP 273) Requests to transfer its water system to Mill Mar Estates Irrigation Association, Inc., and subsequent withdrawal of Commission jurisdiction.
Staff contact: Kathy Miller, (503) 373-1003
e-mail: kathy.miller@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. DOCKET NO. UM 926:
Execution of long-term settlement agreement resolving Residential Exchange Program issues.
Staff contact: Marc Hellman, (503) 378-6355
e-mail: marc.hellman@state.or.us
2. PACIFIC POWER
(Docket No. UM 926) Request for Order to Sign Proposed Bonneville Power Administration Residential Exchange Program Settlement Agreement and the Residential Exchange Program Settlement Implementation Agreement.
Staff contact: Marc Hellman, (503) 378-6355
e-mail: marc.hellman@state.or.us
3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 926) Request for Order to Sign Proposed Bonneville Power Administration Residential Exchange Program Settlement Agreement and the Residential Exchange Program Settlement Implementation Agreement.
Staff contact: Marc Hellman, (503) 378-6355
e-mail: marc.hellman@state.or.us
REMOVED:
4.  PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 10-29) Establishes the mechanism to recover the costs to implement and operate, on a pilot basis, an Automated Demand Response.
Effective date: April 6, 2011
Staff contact: George Compton, (503) 378-6123
e-mail: george.compton@state.or.us
5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1524) Selection of an Independent Evaluator for multiple requests for proposals in Docket UM 1524.
Staff contact: Kelcey Brown, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: kelcey.brown@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT