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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities And Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 320. Regulations Governing Transfer of Transmission Assets to Regional Transmission Entities

20VAC5-320-20. 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.

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

"FERC" means the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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

"Rate pancaking" means the practice of (i) requiring a transmission customer to pay a separate access charge each time the contract path associated with the customer's transaction crosses the boundary of another transmission owner, so as to count more than once the quantity transmitted or (ii) otherwise counting the quantity transmitted more than once in the calculation of the transmission customer's charges for transmission services, ancillary services, or both.

"Regional transmission entities" or "RTEs" means any individual, corporation, cooperative, municipality, partnership, association, company, business, trust, joint venture, or other private legal entity that may receive or has received, by transfer pursuant to this chapter, any ownership or control of, or any responsibility to operate, all or part of the transmission systems in the Commonwealth.

"Transmission assets" means the facilities and equipment owned, operated, or controlled by incumbent electric utilities, and required for the transmission of electric energy. The term also includes facilities and equipment for the transmission of electric energy when incumbent electric utilities have entitlement to the transmission capacity thereof.

Statutory Authority

§ 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 24, eff. July 19, 2000; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2013.

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