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52 Pa. Code § 57.197. Reliability investigations and enforcement.

§ 57.197. Reliability investigations and enforcement.

 (a)  The Commission staff may initiate an investigation, or may do so upon complaint by an affected party, to determine whether an electric distribution company is providing service in accordance with § §  57.193 and 57.194 (relating to transmission system reliability; and distribution system reliability).

   (1)  Based upon the record developed in such an investigation, the Commission may enter an order directing the electric distribution company to take reasonable corrective action necessary to improve the reliability of electric service.

   (2)  If the Commission directs an electric distribution company to make expenditures to repair or upgrade its transmission or distribution system, the electric distribution company may seek an exception to the limitations in 66 Pa.C.S. §  2804(4) (relating to electric utility rate caps).

 (b)  The Commission staff may initiate an investigation, or may do so upon complaint by an affected party, to determine whether an electric generation supplier is providing reasonable service in accordance with §  57.196 (relating to generation reliability).

   (1)  Based upon the record developed in such an investigation, the Commission may enter an order directing the electric generation supplier to take the corrective action the Commission deems necessary to improve the reliability of service.

   (2)  If the corrective action is not taken within the period of time designated by the Commission in an order entered under paragraph (1), the Commission may elect to impose a penalty up to and including the revocation, either temporarily or permanently, of the license of the electric generation supplier, obtained under 66 Pa.C.S. §  2809(a) (relating to requirements for electric generation suppliers).



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