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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities And Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 202. Regulations Governing the Functional Separation of Incumbent Electric Utilities under the Virginia Electric Utility Restructuring Act

20VAC5-202-20. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Act" means the Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act.

"Affiliated generation company" means a generation company that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with a local distribution company. For purposes of this chapter, any unit or division created by a local distribution company for the purpose of acting as a generation company shall be treated as an affiliated generation company and shall be subject to the same provisions and regulations.

"Commission" or "SCC" means the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

"FERC" means the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

"Generation company" means a person owning, controlling, or operating a facility that produces electric energy for sale to wholesale customers.

"Incumbent electric utility" shall have the same meaning as set forth in § 56-576 of the Code of Virginia.

"Local distribution company" means an entity regulated by the Virginia State Corporation Commission that owns or controls the distribution facilities required for delivery of electricity to the end user.

"Market price" or "market value" means the value of comparable goods or services determined through such methods as competitive bidding, appraisals, catalog listings, sales to third parties and asset replacement cost determinations.

"Person" shall have the same meaning as set forth in § 56-576 of the Code of Virginia.

"Transmission provider" means an entity regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that owns or operates, or both, transmission facilities.

Statutory Authority

§ 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 5, eff. October 20, 2000; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2013.

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