The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulates investor-owned electric, natural gas, telephone utilities and select water companies. The PUC’s mission is to ensure Oregonians have access to safe, reliable and fairly priced utility services.
The rules governing PUC proceedings and the regulatory process are set forth in Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 860, while the PUC’s Internal Operating Guidelines inform the public of its decision-making process and describes the responsibilities of the PUC. Decisions are made by the three governor-appointed commissioners during regularly scheduled public meetings.
The PUC’s Residential Service Protection Fund includes the following programs: Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service allowing Oregonians who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability to make and receive calls through specially trained operators; Oregon Telephone Assistance Program providing a monthly discount on phone or high-speed internet service for those eligible; Telecommunication Devices Access Program loans providing specialized telecommunications equipment to Oregonians with a disability in hearing, vision, speech, mobility or cognition; Emergency Medical Certificates assisting Oregonians with a lenient payment arrangement if they are under a doctor’s care and have medical equipment needing utility service.
Information about this agency's divisions, offices, and programs.
Mailing Address: PO Box 1088, Salem 97308-1088
Physical Address: 201 High St SE, Suite 100, Salem 97301
Contact: Michael Grant, Executive Director
Legal & Legislative Information
Records & Publications
State Archives Holdings from This Agency
The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee.
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Title: Dump Motor Carrier Formal Docket
Title: Formal Orders
Cubic Ft.: 3
Title: Grain Act Formal Docket
Title: Grain Act Informal Docket
Title: History of Natural Gas in Oregon
Cubic Ft.: 1
Title: Legal Formal Docket
Title: Log Boom Companies Formal Cases
Dates: ca. 1936-1956
Cubic Ft.: 5
Title: Log Boom Formal Docket
Dates: ca. 1917-1936
Title: Log Motor Carrier Formal Docket
Title: Motor Carrier Application Docket
Title: Motor Carrier Formal Action Docket
Title: Motor Carrier Formal Docket
Title: Motor Carrier Tariff Docket Files
Cubic Ft.: 4
Title: Motor Transportation Act Rulings
Cubic Ft.: .25
Title: Rail Crossing Formal Docket
Title: Rail Formal Docket
Title: Rail Informal Docket
Title: Rail Track Impairment Formal Docket
Title: Railroad Commission Proceedings
Title: Utility Formal Docket
Title: Utility Informal Complaint Docket
Title: Water Carriers: Commissioner's Records
Cubic Ft.: .5