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March 27, 2012, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
March 27, 2012
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
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA1. FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS NORTHWEST INC:
(Docket No. UM 1431) Second 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
CA2. 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
 ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA3. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1561(1)) Updates the company’s non-firm avoided cost information for the second quarter 2012.
Staff contact: Adam Bless, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: adam.bless@state.or.us
CA4. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 12-03) Establishes the nine-month balance of year short-term transition adjustment rates under Schedule 128 for customers electing to leave Cost of Service or choose Direct Access Service as of April 1, 2012.
Effective date: April 1, 2012
Staff contact: Steve Schue, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: steve.schue@state.or.us
 
CA5. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
Accept the Annual Budget of Expenditures for 2012.
Staff contact: Paul Rossow, (503) 378-6917
e-mail: paul.rossow@state.or.us
CA6. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UP 279) Requests approval of conveyance of property associated with the Powerdale Hydroelectric Project Decommissioning Settlement Agreement to Hood River County, Columbia Land Trust, and the State of Oregon, acting by and through its Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Staff contact: Brian Bahr, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: brian.bahr@state.or.us
CA7. IDAHO POWER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UM 1583) Requests authorization to defer the variance in revenues relating to pollution control investments at the Jim Bridger Coal Plant.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
CA8. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UM 1568) Requests Approval of Multi-State Process Intervenor Funding Agreement between PacifiCorp, the Citizens’ Utility Board, and the Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities.
ALJ contact: Michael Grant, (503) 378-6102
e-mail: michael.grant@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
1. OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1538) Request by Solwatt LLC for waiver of the Primary Voltage Interconnection Requirements under OAR 860-084-0130(2) of the Solar Photovoltaic Pilot Program.
Staff contact: Moshrek Sobhy, (503) 378-6117
e-mail: moshrek.sobhy@state.or.us
2. PACIFIC POWER
(Advice No. 12-005) Revises standard rates in Schedule 37 for avoided cost purchases from Qualifying Facilities of 10,000 kW or less.
Effective date: April 2, 2012
Staff contact: Adam Bless, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: adam.bless@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
ADDED
2A.  PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 12-05)  Requests authorization for Oregon Electric Vehicle Highway Pilot to assist federally funded Electric Vehicle Service Providers with the installation of publicly available electric vehicle charging stations.
Effective date: March 28, 2012
Staff contact: Adam Bless, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: adam.bless@state.or.us
 
3. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UM 1540) Request for Approval of Final Draft 2011 All Source Request for Proposals.
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT