Electric utilities; retail competition. (SB837)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; retail competition. Reduces the amount of the demand of an investor-owned electric utility's customer that makes the customer eligible to purchase electric power from any licensed supplier from five megawatts to one megawatt. The measure shortens the period that a utility's customer who switches from an investor-owned electric utility to a competing supplier is barred from returning as a customer of its utility from five years to three months. The measure revises the methodology for calculating certain costs for customers of an investor-owned electric utility that receive an exemption from the lock-out period. The measure (i) allows customers of an investor-owned electric utility to purchase 100 percent renewable energy from any licensed supplier and (ii) eliminates the condition that permits such purchases only if the incumbent investor-owned electric utility does not offer a tariff for 100 percent renewable energy. The measure does not change the existing corresponding requirements applicable to cooperative electric utilities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103957D
01/15/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB837)
02/05/2018Continued to 2019 in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Commerce and Labor