Section 37-14-36Special rules for elimination of duplication.
The separate agreements listed below which have heretofore been entered into between, or negotiated between retail electric suppliers, have been reviewed by the legislature, determined to be in the public interest and found not to be inconsistent with the purposes and policies set forth in this article. In areas to which these agreements are applicable, the procedures for elimination and prevention of duplication of electric distribution facilities set forth in these agreements shall govern. The following agreements are therefore mandated by the State of Alabama to be applicable:
(1) Agreement between Cherokee Electric Cooperative (successor to Cherokee County Electric Membership Corporation) and Alabama Power Company dated June 5, 1940.
(2) Agreement among the City of Bessemer, Alabama, Alabama Power Company and the Tennessee Valley Authority dated August 12, 1971.
(3) Agreement between the City of Tarrant City, Alabama and Alabama Power Company dated June 8, 1983 regarding electric service areas in and around Tarrant City, Alabama.
(4) Agreement between Alabama Power Company and Covington Electric Cooperative dated as of January 18, 1985 regarding electric service areas in Enterprise, Alabama.
(5) Agreement between Alabama Power Company and Dixie Electric Cooperative dated as of January 2, 1985 regarding electric service areas in Montgomery and Union Springs, Alabama.
(6) Agreement between Alabama Power Company and Pea River Electric Cooperative dated January 18, 1985 regarding electric service areas in Ozark, Alabama.
(7) Agreement between Alabama Power Company and Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative dated as of January 18, 1985 regarding electric service in areas of Randolph and Tallapoosa Counties, Alabama.
(8) Agreement among Covington Electric Cooperative, the City of Elba, Alabama and the City of Elba Water and Electric Board dated as of January 29, 1985 regarding electric service in and around Elba, Alabama.
(9) Agreement between Alabama Power Company and Southern Pine Electric Cooperative dated as of January 18, 1985 regarding electric service areas in Flomaton and Brewton, Alabama.
(10) Agreement between South Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc. and the City of Troy, Alabama dated as of October 14, 1983 and January 31, 1984 regarding electric service in areas around Troy, Alabama, and the sale of distribution facilities.
(11) Agreement between Alabama Power Company and Cullman County Electric Cooperative, Inc. dated as of January 2, 1985 regarding electric service areas in Cullman and Winston counties, Alabama.
(12) Agreement between South Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc. and the City of Brundidge dated April 11, 1984 regarding electric service in and around the City of Brundidge, Alabama.
(13) Agreement between Southern Pine Electric Cooperative, Inc. and the City of Evergreen, Alabama as such agreement is reflected in the resolution of the city council of the City of Evergreen dated June 6, 1967 relating to electric service in the City of Evergreen.
(14) Agreements between Covington Electric Cooperative and the City of Andalusia reflected in and reaffirmed by the resolution of the City of Andalusia dated January 29, 1985.
(15) Agreement between the utilities board of the City of Cullman and the Cullman Electric Cooperative dated November 5, 1954.
If any agreement specified above is hereafter terminated pursuant to provisions of such agreement authorizing such termination, the rules contained in such agreement shall not, thereafter, be binding for the prevention of duplication of electric facilities from and after the date of termination. After such date, the rules established in Sections 37-14-32 and 37-14-33 hereof shall govern; provided, however, in the event the agreement related to service inside a municipality, the right of the primary electric supplier to exercise an option to purchase facilities under Section 37-14-33 shall be governed by the time limits established in Section 37-14-33.
Nothing in this article shall apply to affect valid regulations or contracts of the Tennessee Valley Authority or other suppliers of electricity who may not be lawfully regulated by the state. Subsequent to May 20, 1985, suppliers shall be permitted to enter into mutual agreements, approved by the respective governing bodies of all suppliers affected by the agreement, respecting the nonduplication of lines, that are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in this article; provided, however, that no subsequent agreement shall be valid unless and until it has been reviewed by the legislature and the legislature has amended this section to mandate the implementation of the provisions of such agreement.
(Acts 1985, No. 85-645, p. 983, §7.)