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February 24, 2015, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
February 24, 2015
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  Audio​
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
               (Advice No. 15-002) Schedule 94, Distribution Safety Surcharge.
Effective date: March 1, 2015
Staff contact: Suparna Bhattacharya, (503) 378-6436
e-mail:
suparna.bhattacharya@state.or.us
 
CA2.      PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UM 1294(8)) Requests reauthorization to defer annual Net Power Cost Variances.
Staff contact: John Crider (503) 373-1536
e-mail: john.crider@state.or.us
 
CA3.      NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Docket No. UM 1078(12)) Defers Unrecovered Environmental Costs.
Staff contact: Judy Johnson, (503) 378-6636
e-mail: judy.johnson@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA4.      OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
Propose modifications to Standard Data Requests for Energy Utility Rate Cases.
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 
CA5.      FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS NORTHWEST, INC.:
(Advice No. OR-15-01) Revises definition of Customer Designated Premises (CDP) in the intrastate access tariff.
Effective date: February 24, 2015
Staff contact: Mitch Moore, (503) 378-6635
e-mail: mitch.moore@state.or.us
 
CA6.      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: Armando Fimbres, (503) 378-6665
e-mail:
armando.fimbres@state.or.us
 
CA7.      X5 PDX, LLC:
(Docket No. CP 1126) Petition for Waiver of Notice Requirement of
OAR 860-032-0020(11).
Staff contact: Kathy Shepherd, (503) 378-8959
e-mail: kathy.shepherd@state.or.us
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
CA8.      OREGON PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION STAFF:
(Docket No. UM 1012) Requests an order to establish the annual fee level for electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities at .25 percent.
Staff contact: Opal Bontrager, (503) 378-4254
e-mail:
opal.bontrager@state.or.us
 
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
 
REMOVED
1.            RENEWABLE GENERATOR CONTRIBUTION TO CAPACITY:
Utilities and Stakeholders present their position on policies and calculation methodologies related to the determination of a renewable generator’s contribution to capacity, in compliance with Order 14-415 Section IV(B) in Docket LC 56 (PGE 2013 IRP).
Staff contact: John Crider, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: john.crider@state.or.us
 
2.            AVISTA UTILITIES:
(Docket No. LC 61) Acknowledgement of the 2014 Integrated Resource Plan.
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Staff contact: Erik Colville, (503) 378-6360
e-mail: erik.colville@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
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