Oregon Statutes - Chapter 469 - Energy; Conservation Programs; Energy Facilities - Section 469.950 - Authority to enter into interstate cooperative agreements to control power costs and rates; Bonneville Power Administration.

The State of Oregon shall pursue and may enter into an interstate cooperative agreement with the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana for the purpose of making collective efforts to control Bonneville Power Administration wholesale power costs and rates by studying and developing a region-wide response to:

(1) Federal attempts to increase arbitrarily the interest rates on federal funds previously used to build public facilities in the Pacific Northwest.

(2) Federal initiatives to sell the Bonneville Power Administration.

(3) Bonneville Power Administration rate increase and budget expenditure proposals in excess of their actual needs.

(4) Regional uses of surplus firm power, including uses by existing or newly attracted Pacific Northwest industries, to provide long-term use of the surplus for job development.

(5) Power transmission intertie access. [1985 c.780 §1]

Note: 469.950 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 469 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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