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Exhibit No.___(HS-1T)Docket No. UE-09___Witness: Hui Shu     
BEFORE THEWASHINGTON UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
       WASHINGTON UTILITIES ANDTRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, Complainant, vs. PACIFICORP dba Pacific Power  Respondent.)))))))))))  Docket No. UE-09______ 
 
      
 PACIFICORP DIRECT TESTIMONY OF HUI SHU        February 2009
 
 
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Direct Testimony of Hui Shu   Exhibit No.___(HS-1T)Page 1
Q. Please state your name, business address and present position with
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PacifiCorp (the Company).
2A. My name is Hui Shu, my business address is 825 N.E. Multnomah, Suite 600,3Portland, Oregon 97232.  My present position is Manager of Net Power Costs.4
Qualifications
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Q. Briefly describe your educational and professional background.
6A. I received an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and finished training7in the program for a Masters in Business Administration from University of 8Shanghai for Science and Technology.  I received a PhD degree in Systems9Science with a focus on Econometrics from Portland State University.  I have10worked for PacifiCorp since 1992 and have held positions in the commercial and11trading and regulatory areas.  I accepted my current position in February 2008.
 
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Q. Please describe your current duties.
13A. I am responsible for the coordination and preparation of net power cost studies14and related analyses used in retail price filings.  In addition, I represent the15Company on various net power cost related issues with intervenor and regulatory16groups associated with the six state regulatory commissions to whose jurisdiction17the Company is subject.18
Purpose of Testimony
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Q. What is the purpose of your testimony in this proceeding?
20A. I present the proposed pro-forma normalized net power costs for the calendar year21ending December 31, 2010.  In addition, my testimony:22
 
Describes the primary reasons for the increase in net power costs as well as23
 
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Direct Testimony of Hui Shu   Exhibit No.___(HS-1T)Page 2factors that mitigate the increase;1
 
Describes the modeling of net power costs under the West Control Area2(“WCA”) allocation method;3
 
Describes the changes to modeling net power costs in the west control area4since the Company’s last general rate case in Docket UE-080220 (“2008 Rate5Case”);6
 
Describes the determination of wind integration charges; and7
 
Discusses the impact of thermal ramping on net power costs and the modeling8of ramping losses.9
Net Power Cost Results
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Q.
 
What are the proposed pro forma normalized net power costs?
11A. The proposed net power costs are approximately $514.9 million for the12Company’s west control area. As discussed in Company witness Mr. R. Bryce13Dalley’s direct testimony, the Washington-allocated net power costs are14approximately $111.0 million prior to the application of the production factor15adjustment.
 
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Q. Were the net power costs settled in the 2008 Rate Case?
 17A. Yes.  In the 2008 Rate Case, the all-party Stipulation approved and authorized by18the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (“Commission”) on19October 8, 2008, established a net power cost baseline of approximately $430.920million on a west control area basis and $96.8 million on a Washington-allocated21basis.  There was no specific finding about the components of the net power costs.22

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