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July 26, 2011, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
July 26, 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. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1482(1)) Requests deferred accounting for costs associated with Photovoltaic Volumetric Incentive Rate Pilot Program.
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
CA2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1103(8)) Reauthorizes deferral of costs associated with Intervenor Funding Grants.
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
 
CA3. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UM 1485(1)) Requests reauthorization to defer incremental Energy Trust of Oregon funding.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA4. PACIFIC POWER:
(Docket No. UM 1539) Requests authorization to defer costs related to investigation of inter-jurisdictional issues in UM 1050.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA5. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UI 313) Requests approval of an Affiliated Interest Transaction with Racom Corporation.
Staff contact: Brian D. Bahr, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: brian.bahr@state.or.us
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-13) Revises the Schedule 300 Line Extension Allowance.
Effective date: July 27, 2011
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
CA7. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 11-07) Revises Schedule 88, Solar Photovoltaic Pilot Program.
Effective date: July 27, 2011
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
CA8. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UM 1544) Application for extension of the 2011 Integrated Resource Plan filing date.
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
CA9. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-16) Revises Schedules 205 and 206, Solar Feed-in Tariff.
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
CA10. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 11-08) Requests revisions to Schedule 83, Building Efficiency Program.
Effective date: August 1, 2011
Staff contact: Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail: juliet.johnson@state.or.us
 
CA11. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 11-09) Requests revisions to Schedule 80, Easy Upgrades Program.
Effective date: August 1, 2011
Staff contact: Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail: juliet.johnson@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA12. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice Nos. C11-2011, C12-2011 and C15-2011) Establishes Special Contracts submitted pursuant to ORS 759.250(5).
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA13. FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS NORTHWEST INC:
(Advice Nos. SC11-02, SC11-03 and SC11-04) Establishes Special Contracts submitted pursuant to ORS 759.250(5).
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA14. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON INC:
(Advice No. CSA-2011-01) Establishes a Special Contract submitted pursuant to ORS 759.250(5).
Staff contact: Linnea Wittekind, (503) 373-7905
e-mail: linnea.wittekind@state.or.us
CA15. OREGON UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND:
(Docket No. UM 731) Restoring the Oregon Universal Service Fund surcharge rate to the level needed to stabilize the fund.
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
e-mail: suzanne.smith@state.or.us
CA16. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
Request to cancel certificates of authority to provide telecommunications service in Oregon of carriers who violated the terms and conditions of their certificates.
Staff contact: Lois Meerdink, (503) 378-8959
e-mail: lois.meerdink@state.or.us
CA17. 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: Mitch Moore, (503) 378-6635
e-mail: mitch.moore@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. PACIFIC POWER:
(Advice No. 11-011) Revises Schedule 37, Avoided Cost Purchases from Qualifying Facilities (QF) of 10,000kW or less to designate the QF as a network resource susceptible to transmission charges within the Pacific Power system.
Effective date: July 27, 2011
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY:
(Docket No. UM 1535) Request for Proposals for Capacity Resources.
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
3. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1538) Request by Joseph Community Solar, LLC for a waiver of the 12-month installation requirement under OAR 860-084-0210.
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-15) Requests Opt-out Program for Residential Customers as an alternative to using Automated Metering Technology.
Effective date: August 10, 2011
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
ADDED
5. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
(Docket No. UM 1354) Qwest Corporation Price Plan - Oregon Telecommunications Consumer Information Center (CUB Connects).
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
PUBLIC COMMENT