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October 4, 2011, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
October 4, 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. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UM 1356(4)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs associated with intervenor funding.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA2. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. UM 1497(1)) Requests reauthorization to defer gas cost differences.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA3. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UI 316) Requests approval of an Affiliated Interest Transaction with MidAmerican Energy Company, Kern River Gas Transportation Company, and Northern Natural Gas Company; and approval of property transfers.
Staff contact: Brian Bahr, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: brian.bahr@state.or.us
 
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1269(5)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs associated with Stable Rate Option.
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA5. QWEST CORPORATION:
(Advice Nos. C17-2011, C18-2011, C19-2011, C21-2011, C22-2011, C23-2011, C24-2011, and C26-2011) Establishes Special Contracts submitted pursuant to ORS 759.250(5).
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA6. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice Nos. UTNW-2011-01, UTNW-2011-02, UTNW-2011-03, and UTNW-2011-04) Establishes Special Contracts submitted pursuant to ORS 759.250(5).
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA7. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
(Docket No. UM 940) Establishes the gross revenue fee level for telecommunications providers for 2012.
Staff contact: Suzanne Smith, (503) 378-6665
e-mail: suzanne.smith@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:  
(Advice No. 11-12) Revises Schedule 85, Cogeneration and Small Power Production Standard Contract Rates.
Effective date: October 14, 2011
Staff contact: Steve Schue, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: steve.schue@state.or.us
2.  PACIFIC POWER:
(Docket No. UE 235/Advice No. 11-011) Application of the outcome of the investigation into the appropriate Schedule 37 avoided cost rates for Qualifying Facilities located in an isolated load pocket to power purchase agreements requested before August 18, 2011 and executed during the investigation.
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: maury.galbraith@state.or.us 

 
3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
(Advice No. 11-22) Temporarily increases collection rate in Schedule 115, low income bill assistance, based on Senate Bill 863.
Effective date:  October 5, 2011
Staff contact:  Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail:  juliet.johnson@state.or.us
4. PACIFIC POWER:
(Advice No. 11-013) Temporarily increases collection rate in Schedule 91, low income bill assistance, based on Senate Bill 863.
Effective date:  October 5, 2011
Staff contact:  Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail:  juliet.johnson@state.or.us
5.  PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC AND PACIFIC POWER:
Presentations on benefits and costs of participating in a regional Energy Imbalance Market (EIM).
Staff Contact: Lee Sparling, (503) 378-6137
e-mail:  lee.sparling@state.or.us 
 
ADDED
6. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No.UM 1538) Request by Nathan Levin for a waiver of the 12-month solar system installation requirement pursuant to OAR 860-084-0210(1).
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sohby@state.or.us

ADDED
7. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
(Docket No.UM 1538) Request by Laurelhurst Dentistry for a waiver of the 12-month solar system installation requirement pursuant to
OAR 860-084-0210(1).
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sohby@state.or.us

ADDED
8. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
(Docket No.UM 1538) Request by Energy Recovery Group, LLC for a waiver of the 12-month solar system installation requirement pursuant to
OAR 860-084-0210(1).
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sohby@state.or.us

 
ADDED
9. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF
(Docket No.UM 1538) Request by Dalla Terra Vineyards for a waiver of the 12-month solar system installation requirement pursuant to AR 860-084-0210(1).
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sohby@state.or.us


 
PUBLIC COMMENT