5.2.15 PUC Procedural Matters

LPDD Recommendation: “Instead of employing a quasi-judicial approach, state PUCs should structure decision-making on rates and other policies to encourage participation by all interested parties and broad forward-planning perspectives. Furthermore, PUCs should provide some process for funding citizen participation in ratemaking negotiations.”

Oregon PUC’s intervenor funding

Authorized several rounds of intervenor funding, administered through utilities, for organizations representing broad customer interests in commission proceedings.