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EXECUTION VERSION

$600,000,000

PACIFICORP

First Mortgage Bonds

5.75% Series Due 2037

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

March 9, 2007

Goldman, Sachs & Co.
85 Broad Street
New York, NY  10004

BNP Paribas Securities Corp.
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY  10019

Dear Sirs:

1.             Introductory.  PacifiCorp, an Oregon corporation (the “Company”), proposes, subject to the terms and conditions stated herein, to issue and sell to Goldman, Sachs & Co. and BNP Paribas Securities Corp. (the “Underwriters”) U.S. $600,000,000 principal amount of its First Mortgage Bonds, 5.75% Series due 2037 (the “Offered Securities”) to be issued under that certain Mortgage Deed and Trust, dated as of January 9, 1989, with The Bank of New York, as successor trustee (the “Trustee”), as heretofore amended and supplemented by the supplemental indentures thereto and as further amended and supplemented by a supplemental indenture to be dated March 1, 2007 (collectively, the “Mortgage”) pursuant to registration statements on Form S-3 (File No. 333-128134 and 333-140661) filed on February 13, 2007, as amended to date (collectively the “Initial Registration Statement”).  The Mortgage has been qualified under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the “Trust Indenture Act”), and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Trust Indenture Act. The United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is herein referred to as the “Securities Act,” and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder are herein referred to as the “Rules and Regulations.”

The Company hereby agrees with the several Underwriters as follows:

2.             Representations and Warranties of the Company.  The Company represents and warrants to, and agrees with, the several Underwriters that:

(a)           The Initial Registration Statement in respect of the Offered Securities has been filed with the Commission; the Initial Registration Statement and any post-effective amendments thereto prior to the date hereof, each in the form heretofore delivered or to be delivered to the Underwriters and, excluding exhibits to the Initial Registration Statement but including all documents incorporated by reference in the prospectus contained in such Initial Registration Statement, including any prospectus supplement relating to the Offered Securities that is filed with the Commission and deemed by virtue of Rule 430B under the Securities Act to be part of the Initial Registration Statement, has been declared effective by the Commission in such form;

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other than a registration statement, if any, increasing the size of the offering (a “Rule 462(b) Registration Statement”, together with the Initial Registration Statement, the “Registration Statement”), filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, which, if so filed, became effective upon filing, and no other document with respect to the Initial Registration Statement or any document incorporated by reference therein has heretofore been filed or transmitted for filing with the Commission with respect to the offering contemplated by the Initial Registration Statement (other than documents filed after the filing date of the Initial Registration Statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and prospectuses filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Rules and Regulations, each in the form heretofore delivered to the Underwriters); and no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Initial Registration Statement, any post-effective amendment thereto or the Rule 462(b) Registration Statement, if any, has been issued and no proceeding for that purpose has been initiated or threatened by the Commission.

(b)           A preliminary prospectus and a final prospectus relating to the Offered Securities to be offered by the Underwriters have been prepared by the Company.  Such preliminary prospectus (including the documents incorporated by reference therein) is hereinafter referred to as, the “Preliminary Prospectus”; such form of final prospectus relating to the Offered Securities filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act (including the documents incorporated by reference therein) is hereinafter referred to as the “Prospectus”.  The Preliminary Prospectus, as amended or supplemented as of the Applicable Time (as defined below), when considered together with the final term sheet filed pursuant to Section 5(a) hereof, (the “Disclosure Package”) as of the Applicable Time did not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. The Prospectus, as of its date and as of the Closing Date (as defined below), did not and will not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus (as defined in Rule 433 under the Securities Act) listed on Schedule B(ii) hereto does not conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus and each such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, as supplemented by and taken together with the Disclosure Package as of the Applicable Time, did not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, the preceding two sentences do not apply to statements in or omissions from the Preliminary Prospectus, the Disclosure Package, the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus based upon written information furnished to the Company by the Underwriters specifically for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information is that described as such in Section 7(b) hereof.  For purposes of this Agreement, the “Applicable Time” is 1:03 p.m., New York City Time, on the date of this Agreement.

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