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Public Involvement

Get Involved!

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) encourages Oregon residents to get involved in our processes to stay informed on utility-related issues and provide input on topics of interest. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PUC is not holding meetings in person, so our processes have changed while we continue to social distance. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for additional information.

About Public Meetings

  • Regular Public Meetings - Are held every other Tuesday. The first 15-minutes of each meeting is open to public comments on a topic not on the agenda for that day. Additionally, comments are accepted for items in the Rulemaking portion of the agenda listed as a "public hearing" item. View a Regular Public Meeting agenda listed on the Upcoming Events page for more information.  Learn more about what to expect at a Regular Public Meeting.
  • Public Comment Hearings – Are scheduled for select higher-profile dockets to provide an opportunity to express your opinions on a specific PUC-related issue that impacts  your community. Learn more about what to expect at a Public Comment Hearing.

Participate in PUC Events

In Person

Since the start of the pandemic, the PUC has not been hosting public meetings in person. Please access the agenda for upcoming public meeting listed on the Upcoming Events page to determine what virtual and/or phone options are available.

Virtually Online

The PUC is currently conducting all public meetings using the Zoom platform. To view the list of public meetings and to connect to a meeting, open the appropriate agenda on the Upcoming Events page and select the link noted on the agenda to connect to the meeting.

By Phone

To listen in and/or comment during a public meeting by phone, open the appropriate agenda listed on the Upcoming Events page. On the agenda you will find the phone details for that specific meeting.

Comment on a Docket of Interest

To submit comments to the PUC on a docket of specific interest to you, such as a proposed rate increase or other docket, please submit your comments in one of the ways noted below

By email

Submit comments and questions by email. Be sure to include the docket (case number) you are commenting on in the subject line.

By Phone

You may submit comments to the PUC by calling 503-378-6600 or 800-522-2404. All relay calls accepted.

By Mail

Mail comments to: Oregon Public Utility Commission, Attn: AHD - [insert Docket #], PO Box 1088, Salem OR 97308-1088

Monitor PUC Dockets

To stay informed on the various PUC dockets, search the eDocket system to view or download filings, rulings, orders and other documentation and schedules. You can also view key dockets, which are typically higher-profile cases of interest due to the subject matter. 
Receive docket update notifications
  1. Ask to be added to the industry notification list for all new dockets. Please specify which industry list(s) you wish to be added to: electric, gas, telecommunications, and/or water.
  2. Ask to be added to a service list for a specific docket of interest. You will then receive emails when new documents are added to that docket or there is a change to the schedule.
Submit your request by email.