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June 5, 2012, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
June 5, 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
 
               (Docket No. UM 1599) Petition for exemption of service quality reporting requirements under OAR 860-032-0012(15)(c).
Staff contact: Malia Brock, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: malia.brock@state.or.us
 
               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
 
               (Docket No. UM 1482(2)) Requests reauthorization of deferred accounting for costs associated with Photovoltaic Volumetric Incentive Rate Pilot Program.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1020) Request for Proposal for Retail Marketing Services and Renewable Energy Certificates for Two Oregon Voluntary Renewable Energy Options, Renewable Usage and Habitat.
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1165(8)) Requests reauthorization to defer costs associated with demand side management programs.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 12-09) Modifies Schedule 27- Irrigation Efficiency Rewards Program.
Effective date: June 18, 2012
Staff contact: Irina Phillips, (503) 378-6436
e-mail:
irina.phillips@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
1.            OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF 
(Docket No. UM 1017) Expansion of the Oregon Universal Service Fund to Include the Service Areas of Rural Telecommunications Carriers; Memorandum of Understanding (proposal to increase level of support for rural carriers).
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371
e-mail: roger.white@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1594) Increases the Oregon Universal Service (OUS) surcharge rates to fund the increase in disbursements resulting from Docket No. UM 1017 Memorandum of Understanding.
Staff contact: Roger White, (503) 378-6371
e-mail: roger.white@state.or.us
 
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
3.            PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY:
(Docket No. UM 1535) Request for Proposals for Capacity and Baseload Energy Resources.
Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
 
4.            NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 12-7) Requests approval of a low-income residential furnace replacement program pilot.
Effective date: June 11, 2012
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: lori.g.koho@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1600) Requests deferred accounting for costs related to the low-income residential furnace replacement program pilot.
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: lori.g.koho@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 12-8) Requests approval of a low-income residential furnace replacement program.
Effective date: January 1, 2013
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: lori.g.koho@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1601) Requests accounting orders to implement the low-income residential furnace replacement program.
Staff contact: Lori Koho, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: lori.g.koho@state.or.us
 
              
REMOVED
               Presentation of 2011 Annual Report and 2012 First Quarter Report.  Informational only.
Staff contact: Juliet Johnson, (503) 378-8714
e-mail:
juliet.johnson@state.or.us
 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT