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October 18, 2011, Public Meeting Agenda
 
9:30 a.m.
October 18, 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. PACIFIC POWER
(Docket No. UI 315) Requests approval of Affiliated  Interest Agreement with Wells Fargo Securities LLC.
Staff contact: Nick Cimmiyotti, (503) 373-7867
e-mail: nick.cimmiyotti@state.or.us
CA2. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UP 274(1)) Application for Supplemental Order – Bull Run Property.
Staff contact: Michael Dougherty, (503) 378-3623
e-mail: michael.dougherty@state.or.us
CA3. PACIFIC POWER:
(Advice No. 11-014) Revises Schedule 98 rate adjustment associated with the Regional Power Act Credit.
Effective date: October 27, 2011
Staff contact: Marc Hellman, (503) 378-6355
e-mail: marc.hellman@state.or.us
 
CA4. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UM 1336(4)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs associated with intervenor funding.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA5. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UM 1557) Requests reauthorization to defer the changes in margin due to conservation and variances from normal weather as set forth in Rule 19, Conservation Alliance Plan Mechanism.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
CA6. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UM 1558) Requests reauthorization to defer the costs associated with its gas cost balancing account as set forth in Schedule No. 177, Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment Provision.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA7. PACIFIC POWER
(Docket No. UM 1556) Requests to defer costs associated with the independent evaluator approved in UM 1540 for the 2011 All Source Request for Proposals.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA8. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UE 238/Advice No. 2011-S3) Provides special contract arrangements between Portland General Electric and Boardman Foods Incorporated for steam.
Effective date: Effective with Meter Readings on and after November 1, 2011
Staff contact: Steve Schue, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: steve.schue@state.or.us
MOVED TO REGULAR AGENDA
CA9. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UM 1540) Communicating Results of the Exploration Into Response to the 2011 All Source Independent Evaluator Request for Proposals.
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
REMOVED
CA10.  AVISTA CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UF 4271) Requests authority to issue and sell up to 5.5 million shares of common stock.
Staff contact: Matt Muldoon, (503) 378-6164
e-mail: matt.muldoon@state.or.us
CA11. PACIFIC POWER:
(Advice No. 11-015) Revises Schedule 135 to allow aggregating of meters on different rate schedules for the purpose of net metering.
Effective date: November 1, 2011
Staff Contact: Phil Carver, (503) 378-6681
e-mail: phil.carver@state.or.us

 
CA12. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-24) Revises Schedule 203 to allow aggregating of meters on different rate schedules for the purpose of net metering.
Effective date: November 1, 2011
Staff contact: Phil Carver, (503) 378-6681
e-mail: phil.carver@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA13. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON, INC. AND CENTURYTEL OF EASTERN OREGON, INC:
(Docket No. UX 32) Petition to Exempt from Regulation Voice Mail Service.
Staff contact: Brittany Andrus, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: brittany.andrus@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Request to open a docket for a generic investigation, per Commission Order No. 11-339, into the appropriate calculation of resource value for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Staff contact: Phil Carver, (503) 378-6681
e-mail:  phil.carver@state.or.us
 
2. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON:
Presentation of 2011 Second Quarter Report. Informational only.
Staff contact: Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail: juliet.johnson@state.or.us
 
ADDED
3. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1548) Status update on waiver of OAR 860-038-0480(13)(a) requiring monthly distribution of public purpose funds for schools. 
Staff contact:  Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail:  juliet.johnson@state.or.us
 
MOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
CA9. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UM 1540) Communicating Results of the Exploration Into Response to the 2011 All Source Independent Evaluator Request for Proposals.
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
 

PUBLIC COMMENT