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52 Pa. Code § 69.1803. Definitions.

§ 69.1803. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this section and § §  69.1801, 69.1802 and 69.1804—69.1817, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Alternative energy portfolio standards—A requirement that a certain percentage of electric energy sold to retail customers in this Commonwealth by EDCs and EGSs be derived from alternative energy sources, as defined in the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act (73 P. S. § §  1648.1—1648.8).

   Bilateral contract—The term has the same meaning as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. §  2803 (relating to definitions).

   Competitive bid solicitation process—A fair, transparent and nondiscriminatory process by which a DSP awards contracts for electric generation to qualified suppliers who submit the lowest bids.

   DSP—Default service provider—The term has the same meaning as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. §  2803.

   Default service—Electric generation supply service provided pursuant to a default service program to a retail electric customer not receiving service from an EGS.

   Default service implementation plan—The schedule of competitive bid solicitations and spot market purchases, technical requirements and related forms and agreements.

   Default service procurement plan—The electric generation supply acquisition strategy the DSP will utilize in satisfying its default service obligations, including the manner of compliance with the alternative energy portfolio standards requirement.

   Default service program—A filing submitted to the Commission by the DSP that identifies a procurement plan, an implementation plan, a rate design to recover all reasonable costs and all other elements identified in §  54.185 (relating to default service programs and periods of service).

   EDC—Electric distribution company—The term has the same meaning as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. §  2803.

   EGS—Electric generation supplier—The term has the same meaning as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. §  2803.

   Maximum registered peak load—The highest level of demand for a particular customer, based on the PJM Interconnection, LLC, ‘‘peak load contribution standard,’’ or its equivalent, and as may be further defined by the EDC tariff in a particular service territory.

   PTC—Price-to-compare—A line item that appears on a retail customer’s monthly bill for default service. The PTC is equal to the sum of all unbundled generation and transmission related charges to a default service customer for that month of service.

   RTO—Regional transmission organization—A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-approved regional transmission organization.

   Retail customer or retail electric customer—These terms have the same meaning as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. §  2803.

   Spot market energy purchase—The purchase of an electric generation supply product in a FERC-approved real time or day ahead energy market.


   The provisions of this §  69.1803 adopted September 14, 2007, effective September 15, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 5019; amended February 24, 2012, effective February 25, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 1044. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (330092) to (330093).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  69.1801 (relating to scope); and 52 Pa. Code §  69.1802 (relating to purpose).

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