§4103. Definitions

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Published: 2015

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§4103. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms
have the following meanings. [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

1. Agency. 
"Agency" means the Maine Municipal and Rural Electrification Cooperative Agency.

1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW)

2. Cooperative. 
"Cooperative" means any corporation organized as of January 1, 1981, under chapter
37 or former Title 35, chapters 221 to 227 on a cooperative plan under the laws of
the State and supplying or authorized to supply electricity.

1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW)

3. Municipality. 
"Municipality" means any municipal, plantation or quasi-municipal electric, or electric
and utility, corporation, or municipal electric, or electric and utility, system within
the State which, as of January 1, 1981, was authorized to and engaged in the manufacture,
generation, transmission, distribution, purchase or sale of electricity to the general

1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW)

4. New England power pool. 
"New England power pool" means the relationship or organization created by the New
England power pool agreement.

1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW)

5. New England power pool agreement. 
"New England power pool agreement" means the contractual agreement between electric
utilities which is open to all electric utilities, whether private or governmental,
operating in New England, which provides for cooperation and joint participation in
developing and implementing a regional bulk power supply of electricity, which constitutes
the central dispatching and primary pooling arrangements for electric utilities in
the New England states, and which has been permitted to become effective under the
Federal Power Act by the Federal Power Commission.

1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW)

6. Person. 
"Person" means person as defined in section 102 or any public agency, state or political
subdivision or agency of the State, or any body politic of any nature organized and
existing under the law of any state, the United States, any Province of Canada and
also includes Canada, its provinces and all political subdivisions, departments, agencies
and instrumentalities of Canada.

1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW)

7. Project. 
"Project" means any plant, works, system or facilities inside or outside the State,
and real and personal property of any nature or any interest in any of them, together
with all parts of them and appurtenances to them, used or useful in the generation,
production, transmission, distribution, purchase, sale, exchange or interchange of
electricity and in the acquisition, extraction, conversion, transportation or storage
or reprocessing of fuel of any kind for any purposes or an interest in, or the right
to the use, services, output or capacity of a plant quota, works, system or facilities;
provided that "project" does not include construction of nuclear generating facilities
or the storage, reprocessing or transportation of nuclear fuel within the State.

1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW)

8. Project cost. 
"Project cost" means, but is not limited to, the cost of acquisition, construction,
reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, betterment, extension or disposal of a project
or part of a project, including:

A. The cost of studies, plans, specifications, surveys and estimates of costs and revenues
relating to them; [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

B. The cost of land, land rights, rights-of-way and easements, water rights, fees, permits,
approvals, licenses, certificates, franchises and preparation of applications for
them; [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

C. Administrative, legal, engineering and inspection expenses; [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

D. Financing fees, expenses and costs; [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

E. Working capital; [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

F. Initial fuel costs; [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

G. Interest on the bonds during the period of construction and for a reasonable period
afterwards as may be determined by the agency; [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

H. Establishment of reserves for the payment of debt service, for renewals and replacements,
for working capital, for operating expenses and for any other purposes determined
reasonable and proper; [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

I. Prepayments under contracts for the purchase of capacity and output; and [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

J. All other expenditures of the agency incidental, necessary or convenient to the acquisition,
construction, reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, betterment, extension or disposal
of a project and the placing of the project into operation. [1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW).]

1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW)


1987, c. 141, §A6 (NEW).
1991, c. 855, §§1,2 (AFF).