Oregon Officials OK New Solar Energy Facilities

Law360 (August 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Oregon Public Utilities Commission has ruled that solar energy projects run by third-party investors do not violate state law, giving the commission's blessing to planned solar projects run by Honeywell Inc.

Honeywell and the public utility PacifiCorp. filed a petition with the commission earlier this year seeking an order clarifying the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved in third-party solar projects.

Under such arrangements, a third-party investor like Honeywell uses the distribution and transmission system of a utility like PacifiCorp to generate solar power...
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