Portland General Electric Company
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC CO /OR/ (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/01/2017 06:03:17)


 


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


 
FORM 8-K
 
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2017

 
 
 
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oregon
001-5532-99
     93-0256820          
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
     (I.R.S. Employer          
     Identification No.)          
121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97204
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (503) 464-8000

 

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Item 8.01      Other Events

General Rate Case - On February 28, 2017, Portland General Electric Company (PGE or the Company) filed with the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (OPUC) a general rate case based on a 2018 test year (2018 GRC). The Company's filing requests a $100 million increase in the annual revenue requirement related primarily to an increase in base business costs for upgrades to PGE's transmission and distribution system, investments in strengthening and safeguarding the grid, and support for key initiatives such as participation in the western Energy Imbalance Market. Such change would result in an approximate 5.6% overall increase relative to currently approved prices.
The net increase in annual revenue requirement is based upon:

A capital structure of 50% debt and 50% equity;
A return on equity of 9.75%;
A cost of capital of 7.46%; and
Rate base of $4.6 billion.

Regulatory review of the 2018 GRC will continue throughout 2017, with a final order targeted to be issued by the OPUC by December 2017. New customer prices are expected to become effective January 1, 2018.

The 2018 GRC filing (OPUC Docket UE 319), as well as copies of direct testimony and exhibits are expected to be made available on the OPUC Internet website at www.oregon.gov/puc .






SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


 
 
 
 
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
 
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
February 28, 2017
 
By:
/s/ James F. Lobdell
 
 
 
 
James F. Lobdell
 
                                                                             
 
 
Senior Vice President of Finance,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer