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December 20, 2011, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
December 20, 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
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND
CA1. RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROTECTION FUND:
(Docket No. UM 1180 (7)) Surcharge Rate Review and Recommendation for Maintaining Current Rate.
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA2. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 11-17) Revises Schedule O, On-the-Bill Repayment Services for the EEAST Pilot Program.
Effective date: December 21, 2011
Staff contact:  Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail: juliet.johnson@state.or.us
 
CA3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-27) Updates Schedule 106, Multnomah County Business Income Tax Recovery rate.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-28) Updates Schedule 145 to Adjust Depreciation Rates related to Boardman Operating Life Recovery, Decommissioning and Plant Investment.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
CA5. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-30) Requests Amortization of deferred costs related to Solar Voltaic Feed-in Pilot Program.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
PREVIOUS CAPTION
CA6.  PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-32) Modifies Schedule 105, Miscellaneous Regulatory Adjustments.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us

 
CORRECTED CAPTION
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-32) Requests Miscellaneous Regulatory Adjustments for Schedule 105 and Schedule 122.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
REMOVED
CA7.  NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 11-18) Requests housekeeping changes relating to Billing for City and County Exactions.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Carla Bird, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.bird@state.or.us
CA8. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1561) Updates the company's non-firm avoided cost information for the first quarter 2012.
Staff contact: Steve Schue, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: steve.schue@state.or.us
CA9. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. 228/Advice No. 11-31) Revises Schedules 125 and 128 for the annual power cost update reflecting the final 2012 Net Variable Power Costs (NVPC).
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Steve Schue, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: steve.schue@state.or.us
 
CA10. AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Advice No. 11-10-G) Revises Rule No. 18, Meter Tests and Adjustment of Bills for Meter Error, to be consistent with industry standards and state codes.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
CA11. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 11-15) Revises Schedule 400, Smart Energy Program.
Effective date: December 21, 2011
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
CA12. PACIFIC POWER:
(Advice No. 11-019) Adjusts rates in Schedule 204, Oregon Solar Incentive Program Deferral Supply Service Adjustment, to begin amortization of costs deferred by Order No. 11-251 in Docket No. UM 1483.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
CA13. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No. 11-15) Revises Schedule 98, Residential and Small Farm Energy Credit.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: George Compton, (503) 378-6123
e-mail: george.compton@state.or.us
CA14. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Advice No 11-16) Revises Schedule 87, Manufactured Housing Energy Efficiency Programs.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Brittany Andrus, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: brittany.andrus@state.or.us
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA15. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON INC:
(Docket No. UD 22) Petition to price list the company's Business Unlimited package.
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
CA16. CENTURYTEL OF OREGON INC:
(Advice No. 311) Introduces Natural Disaster Relief for Customers, a new tariff provision providing company discretion to assist customers impacted by a natural disaster.
Effective date: December 21, 2011
Staff contact: Inara Scott, (503) 373-7905
e-mail: inara.scott@state.or.us
 
CA17. UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice No. OR11-14) Introduces Natural Disaster Relief for Customers, a new tariff provision providing company discretion to assist customers impacted by a natural disaster.
Effective date: December 21, 2011
Staff contact: Inara Scott, (503) 373-7905
e-mail: inara.scott@state.or.us
 
CA18. WARM SPRINGS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY:
Docket No. UM 1549) Application for Designation as Eligible Telecommunications Carrier and Eligible Telecommunications Provider.
Staff contact: Celeste Hari, (503) 378-6628
e-mail: celeste.hari@state.or.us
Staff contact: Jon Cray, (503) 373-1400
e-mail: jon.cray@state.or.us
CA19. 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. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 11-25) Updates the Energy Efficiency Adjustment through Schedule 109.
Staff contact:  Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail:  juliet.johnson@state.or.us
2. PACIFIC POWER:
(Advice No. 11-020) Updates the Energy Efficiency Adjustment through Schedule 297.
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail: juliet.johnson@state.or.us
3. ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON:
Presentation of 2011 Third Quarter Report. Informational only.
Staff contact: Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail: juliet.johnson@state.or.us
4. PACIFIC POWER
(Docket No. 227/Advice No. 11-018) Revises Tariff Schedules for the annual power cost update reflecting the final 2012 Net Power Costs (NPC).
Effective date: January 1, 2012
Staff contact: Steve Schue, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: steve.schue@state.or.us
 
ADDED
4A. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Docket No.UM 1538) Request by Lange Winery 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.sobhy@state.or.us
 
ADDED
4B. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Docket No.UM 1538) Request by Taylor's Sausage 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.sobhy@state.or.us
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
5. FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS NORTHWEST INC:
Docket No. UM 1431) Petition to Release Funds from Broadband Escrow Account - Order No. 10-067.
Staff contact: Irv Emmons, (503) 378-4165
e-mail: irv.emmons@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT