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52 Pa. Code § 54.31. Definitions.

§ 54.31. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

   Aggregator—An entity licensed by the Commission, that purchases electric energy and takes title to electric energy as an intermediary for sale to retail customers. See section 2803 of the code (relating to definitions).

   Applicant—A person or entity seeking to obtain a license to supply retail electricity or electric generation service.

   Broker—An entity, licensed by the Commission, that acts as an intermediary in the sale and purchase of electric energy but does not take title to electric energy. See section 2803 of the code.

   Code—The Public Utility Code (66 Pa.C.S. Part I).

   Default service provider—The incumbent EDC within a certificated service territory or a Commission approved alternative supplier of electric generation.

   Department—The Department of Revenue of the Commonwealth.

   EDC—Electric distribution company.

   EGS—Electric generation supplier

     (i)   A person or corporation, including municipal corporations which choose to provide service outside their municipal limits except to the extent provided prior to the effective date of this chapter (Editor’s Note: The reference to ‘‘this chapter’’ refers to the code.), brokers and marketers, aggregators or any other entities, that sell to end-use customers electricity or related services utilizing the jurisdictional transmission and distribution facilities of an EDC, or that purchase, broker, arrange or market electricity or related services for sale to end-use customers utilizing the jurisdictional transmission and distribution facilities of an EDC.

     (ii)   The term excludes building or facility owner/operators that manage the internal distribution system serving the building or facility and that supply electric power and other related power services to occupants of the building or the facility.

     (iii)   The term excludes electric cooperative corporations except as provided in 15 Pa.C.S. Chapter 74 (relating to generation choice for customers of electric cooperatives). See section 2803 of the code.

   Interim license—A temporary license granted to an EGS under interim standards adopted in the Commission’s Final Order on Licensing Requirements for Electricity Generation Suppliers, entered February 13, 1997 at Dkt. No. M-00960890 F0004.

   License—A license granted to an EGS under this subchapter.

   Licensee—A person or entity which has obtained a license to provide retail electricity or electric generation service.

   Market aggregator—An entity licensed by the Commission, that purchases electric energy and takes title to electric energy as an intermediary for sale to retail customers. See section 2803 of the code.

   Marketer—An entity, licensed by the Commission, that acts as an intermediary in the sale and purchase of electric energy but does not take title to electric energy. See section 2803 of the code.

   Marketing—The publication, dissemination or distribution of informational and advertising materials regarding the EGS’s services and products to the public by print, broadcast, electronic media, direct mail or by telecommunication.

   Offer to provide service—The extension of an offer to provide services or products communicated orally, or in writing to a customer.

   Renewable resource—As defined in section 2803 of the code.

Source

   The provisions of this §  54.31 amended September 14, 2007, effective September 15, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 4996. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (247132) to (247133).



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