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Press Advisory - Commission to Hold hearing on Rising Energy Prices
 
October 12, 2001 (2001 - 038)
 
Contacts: Contacts: Roy Hemmingway, Chairman, 503 378-6611; Joan H. Smith, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Lee Beyer, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Bob Valdez, Public Information Officer, 503 378-8962
What:
 
Oregon Public Utility Commission will take public testimony regarding recent energy price increases in Oregon that are within the jurisdiction of the OPUC. The Commission regulates the state's investor-owned electric and natural gas companies. It does not regulate publicly-owned utilities, co-ops or municipal utilities.
 
When:
 
October 18, 2001
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
Where:
 
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Room C120-121
Portland, Oregon 97232
 
Details:
 
New, higher rates for the state's largest investor-owned electric utility, Portland General Electric, became effective October 1, 2001. Since October of 2000, Oregon's three investor-owned natural gas companies have raised their rates in response to higher wholesale prices.
 
Who:
 
Oregon Public Utility Commission Chairman Roy Hemmingway, Commissioner Joan H. Smith and Commissioner Lee Beyer.
Note: Please call the Oregon Public Utility Commission in advance to sign up to testify.
503-378-6611
 
 
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