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December 19, 2013, Public Meeting Agenda

9:30 a.m.
December 19, 2013
Main Hearing Room
3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, Oregon 97302-1166
PO Box 1088, Salem, Oregon 97308-1088

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
               (Advice No. 13-13) Revises Schedule 81, Custom Efficiency Program.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Brittany Andrus, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: brittany.andrus@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1561(8)) Updates the company’s non-firm avoided cost information for the first quarter 2014.
Staff contact: Brittany Andrus, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: brittany.andrus@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-25) Revises Schedule 128, Short Term Transition Adjustment Rate.
Staff contact: John Crider, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: john.crider@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-022) Cancels Schedule 180, UE 246 Generation Credit.
Effective date: January 5, 2014
Staff contact: John Crider, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: john.crider@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-26) Revises Schedule 77, Firm Load Reduction Program.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: John Crider, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: john.crider@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UE 264/Advice No. 13-021) Revises tariff schedules related to the Transition Adjustment Mechanism reflecting the final 2014 Net Power Costs (NPC).
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Jorge Ordonez, (503) 378-4629
e-mail: jorge.ordonez@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-12) Revises Schedule 98, Residential and Small Farm Energy Credit.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: George Compton, (503) 378-6123
e-mail: george.compton@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-24) Updates miscellaneous regulatory adjustments.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-25) Revises Schedule A, Billing for City and County Exactions.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1636(2)) Requests reauthorization to defer expenses and revenues associated with the Manufactured Gas Plant in Eugene.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-023) Revises Schedule 103, Multnomah County Business Tax (MCBIT) Recovery.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UM 1027(12)) Requests reauthorization to defer refunds or collections of Distribution Margin.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-26) Revises Schedule B, Bills and Bill Payment Options, modifying language about Auto Pay Plan and Bank Card Payments.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-27) Revises Rule 20, General Rules and Regulations, modifying language about Distribution Facilities Standards.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. 13-28) Revises Rule 17, General Rules and Regulations, to establish a residential meter opt-out option for automated meter reading (AMR).
Effective date January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. O13-11-01) Revises Schedule 33, establishing a pilot low-income weatherization mechanism, Conservation Achievement Tariff (CAT).
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Lisa Gorsuch, (503) 378-3778
e-mail: lisa.gorsuch@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UI 341) Requests Approval of Affiliated Interest Agreement with International Business Machines Corporation.
Staff contact: Brian Bahr, (503) 378-4362
e-mail:
brian.bahr@state.or.us
 
               (Docket No. UI 342) Requests Approval of Affiliated Interest Agreement with International Business Machines Corporation.
Staff contact: Brian Bahr, (503) 378-4362
e-mail:
brian.bahr@state.or.us
 
 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
               (Advice No. 330) Establishes four Competitive Response tariff offerings for residential customers.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
               (Advice No. OR13-09) Establishes five Competitive Response tariff offerings for residential customers.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
RULEMAKING
 
CA21.    OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS DIVISION: (Docket No. AR 574) Adopt permanent rule changes regarding eligibility for OTAP and other RSPF rules.
Contact: Diane Davis, (503) 378-4372|
e-mail: diane.davis@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
(Docket No. UE 281/Advice No. 13-22) Revises Schedule 145 to reflect 2014 Boardman decommissioning costs.
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: John Crider, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: john.crider@state.or.us

Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
            (Docket No. UM 1631) Request by Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) for waiver of the 2 megawatt (MW) limit on net metering installations pursuant to OAR 860-039-0010.
Staff contact: Adam Bless, (503) 378-6638
e-mail:
adam.bless@state.or.us 
  
              (Docket No. UE 266/Advice No. 13-29) Revises Schedule 125 for the annual power cost update reflecting the final projected 2014 Net Variable Power Costs (NVPC).
Effective date: January 1, 2014
Staff contact: John Crider, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: john.crider@state.or.us
 
 
WATER
 
              (Docket No. UW 159/Advice No. 13-15) Requests a general rate revision and requests interim rate relief, subject to refund.
Effective date: December 31, 2013
Staff contact: Laurel Anderson, (503) 373-7133
e-mail: laurel.anderson@state.or.us
 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT