[USC02] 16 USC CHAPTER 46, SUBCHAPTER I: RETAIL REGULATORY POLICIES FOR ELECTRIC UTILITIES
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16 USC CHAPTER 46, SUBCHAPTER I: RETAIL REGULATORY POLICIES FOR ELECTRIC UTILITIES
From Title 16—CONSERVATIONCHAPTER 46—PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES

SUBCHAPTER I—RETAIL REGULATORY POLICIES FOR ELECTRIC UTILITIES

§2611. Purposes

The purposes of this chapter are to encourage—

(1) conservation of energy supplied by electric utilities;

(2) the optimization of the efficiency of use of facilities and resources by electric utilities; and

(3) equitable rates to electric consumers.

(Pub. L. 95–617, title I, §101, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3120.)

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this title", meaning title I (§101 et seq.) of Pub. L. 95–617, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3120, which enacted subchapters I to IV of this chapter and section 6808 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, and amended sections 6802 to 6807 of Title 42. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Tables.

§2612. Coverage

(a) Volume of total retail sales

This chapter applies to each electric utility in any calendar year, and to each proceeding relating to each electric utility in such year, if the total sales of electric energy by such utility for purposes other than resale exceeded 500 million kilowatt-hours during any calendar year beginning after December 31, 1975, and before the immediately preceding calendar year.

(b) Exclusion of wholesale sales

The requirements of this chapter do not apply to the operations of an electric utility, or to proceedings respecting such operations, to the extent that such operations or proceedings relate to sales of electric energy for purposes of resale.

(c) List of covered utilities

Before the beginning of each calendar year, the Secretary shall publish a list identifying each electric utility to which this chapter applies during such calendar year. Promptly after publication of such list each State regulatory authority shall notify the Secretary of each electric utility on the list for which such State regulatory authority has ratemaking authority.

(Pub. L. 95–617, title I, §102, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3121.)

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this title", meaning title I (§101 et seq.) of Pub. L. 95–617, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3120, which enacted subchapters I to IV of this chapter and section 6808 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, and amended sections 6802 to 6807 of Title 42. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Tables.

§2613. Federal contracts

Notwithstanding the limitation contained in section 2612(b) of this title, no contract between a Federal agency and any electric utility for the sale of electric energy by such Federal agency for resale which is entered into or renewed after November 9, 1978, may contain any provision which will have the effect of preventing the implementation of any requirement of subchapter II or III. Any provision in any such contract which has such effect shall be null and void.

(Pub. L. 95–617, title I, §103, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3121.)