Public Utilities and Carriers
Regulatory Powers of Administration
§ 39-3-39 Purchase of power from small
production facilities by electric utilities.
The public utilities commission shall require that all electric utilities
subject to the "Third supplementary decision and order" in that matter entitled
"In Re: Arrangements between electric utilities and qualifying cogeneration and
small power production facilities" Docket No. 1549 before the public utilities
commission to purchase additional power from small production facilities at the
ceiling price established by each utility pursuant to said decision and order.
The electric utilities subject to the decision and order shall purchase power
under a standard contract and at the ceiling price from qualifying cogeneration
facilities and qualifying small power production facilities, as defined in the
Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 ("PURPA") (16 U.S.C. §
2601 et seq.) with a capacity of ten (10) megawatts (10 MW) or less that are
located in the state. The electric utilities to the public utilities third
supplementary decision and order issued in Docket No. 1549 shall not be
required to enter into agreements at the ceiling price for more than two and
one-half percent (21/2%) of its peak load during the prior year.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1991, ch. 49, § 2.)