Lon Peters' Testimony

On behalf of the City of Portland, testimony before the Oregon Public Utilities Commission in Docket No. UE 215 on the application of marginal cost pricing principles and cost allocation for streetlight services, 2010.

On behalf of the Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative, testimony before the Bonneville Power Administration in Docket No. WP-10, on the establishment of the Industrial Firm power rate, 2009.

On behalf of the City of Glendale, declarations in U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, Case No. 05 1321 PK, 2008-2009.

On behalf of the Public Power Council, before the Bonneville Power Administration, testimony on the implementation of section 7(b)(2) of the Northwest Power Act, 2008.

On behalf of the Cities of Tacoma and Seattle, Washington, before the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of Spokane, No. 05201697-8, declarations regarding the appropriate calculation of formula-based “incentive payments” under long-term purchase power agreements with a power supplier, 2007.

On behalf of the Cities of Tacoma and Seattle, Washington, report to “Project Consultant” (contractually-defined alternative dispute mechanism) regarding the appropriate calculation of formula-based “incentive payments” under long-term purchase power agreements with a power supplier, 2006.

On behalf of the Cities of Portland and Gresham, prefiled direct testimony before the Oregon Public Utilities Commission in Docket No. UE 180, on restoration priority, direct access, time-of-use pricing, streetlight cost of service, rate design, and rate treatment of customer-owned cogeneration resources, 2006.

On behalf of the City of Portland, prefiled direct testimony before the Oregon Public Utilities Commission in Docket No. UE 179, on restoration priority, direct access, and time-of-use pricing, 2006.

On behalf of several coalitions of customers of the Bonneville Power Administration, prefiled direct testimony before BPA in docket WP-07 on rate design, pricing of ancillary services, market-based rates for surplus power sales, the rate for the Slice of System product, 2006.

On behalf of the City of Glendale, California, before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, affidavit regarding damages under complex pricing provisions of a long-term power sale and exchange agreement, Docket No. EL06-5-000;  also filed before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Case 3:05-cv-01321-PK in support of a motion to dismiss, 2005.

On behalf of the Cities of Tacoma and Seattle, Washington, before the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of Spokane, No. 05201697-8, declaration regarding the interpretation and application of the term “prudent utility practices” to retail rate-setting by municipal utilities, 2005.

On behalf of Turbine Technology Services, Inc., before an arbitrator appointed by the Supreme Court for the County of Niagara, State of New York, Case No. 110482, regarding damages associated with generation plant capacity and general determinants of the value of assets in power markets, in litigation related to an outage of a power generation plant in upstate New York, 2005.

On behalf of the Cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena, California, before the Department of Energy Board of Contract Appeals, regarding financial damages sustained under long-term power purchase agreements, 2004.

On behalf of the Public Generating Pool, Benton, Franklin, and Grays Harbor County PUDs, and the Eugene Water and Electric Board, testimony before the Bonneville Power Administration, on the subject of the Safety Net Cost Recovery Adjustment Clause, 2003.

On behalf the Public Generating Pool, Tacoma Power, and the Washington Public Utility Districts Association, testimony before the Northwest Energy Caucus of the U.S. Congress, on the subject of proposals for restructuring of the Northwest transmission system (RTO West), 2002.

On behalf of the Public Generating Pool, testimony before the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during a meeting of the Regional Representatives Group of RTO West, 2002.

On behalf of REBOUND, preparation of reports on regional energy market conditions;  deposition and testimony before the Idaho Department of Water Resources, regarding the application for water rights by Cogentrix, Inc. and Newport Northwest, 2002.

On behalf of the City of Portland, prefiled testimony in Oregon Public Utility Commission dockets UE 115 and UE 116, regarding unbundled rates, marginal cost rate design, tariff provisions, credits for demand reductions and small power generation, 2001.

On behalf of the City of Hermiston, Oregon, preparation of a report on “Private Costs and Public Benefits Associated with the Condemnation of Electric Utility Distribution Facilities by the City of Hermiston, Oregon”;  direct examination, rebuttal testimony, and cross-examination at trial before the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Umatilla, 2000.

On behalf of Emerald People’s Utility District, Eugene, Oregon, preparation of a report on “Potential Private Injury Aspects of the Transfer of Service Territory to the Emerald People’s Utility District”;  direct examination, rebuttal testimony, and cross-examination at trial before the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Linn, 2000.

On behalf of the Public Generating Pool, before the Bonneville Power Administration, in the wholesale power rate proceeding for the period 2002-06 (Docket No. WP-02):  “Slice of System” power product;  design of demand, energy, and load variance charges;  general transfer agreements, billing factors, and General Rate Schedule Provisions;  design of cost recovery adjustment clauses.

On behalf of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, regarding the pricing of wholesale water wheeling services, before the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife on Senate Bill 506, 1999.

On behalf of the City of Glendale, testimony before the Oregon Public Utilities Commission in the 1999 proceeding on the auction of the generation and contract assets of Portland General Electric (UE-102):  the value of bidder-defined packages of assets;  comparison of simultaneous ascending auctions and two-stage, sealed-bid auctions.

On behalf of the City of Portland, testimony before the Oregon Public Utilities Commission in the 1998 proceeding on retail access in the service territory of Portland General Electric (UE-102):  unbundled retail coordination services:  cost allocation, obligation to purchase;  rate design, tariff design, and cost allocation for unmetered end-use loads.

On behalf of the Public Generating Pool, testimony in the 1996 BPA general rate case (power and transmission) and the BPA transmission terms and conditions case, on the following subjects: 

On behalf of the Public Power Council, testimony between 1986 and 1994 on several subjects:

On behalf of the Bonneville Power Administration:

On behalf of the defense, represented by Domenici and Purcell, testimony in County Court, Hillsboro, Oregon, 1986:  the economic impacts of “Green River” ordinances restricting direct residential marketing activities.

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