Title 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

Chapter 20
Ownership of Electric-Generating Facilities

R.I. Gen. Laws § 39-20-2

§ 39-20-2. Definitions.

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words shall have the following meanings:

(1) “Commission” means the public utilities commission.

(2) “Division” means the division of public utilities and carriers.

(3) “Domestic electric utility” means an electric utility organized under the laws of, or having its principal place of business in, this state.

(4) “Electric-generating facilities” means electric-generating units rated five hundred megawatts (500 MW) or above, and generating stations in commercial generation on or before January 1, 1990, that are subsequently altered or modified to increase the rating of these stations by at least two hundred megawatts (200 MW), and related facilities including those for the transmission of the capacity and related energy from these units or stations.

(5) “Electric utility” means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or entity, or subdivision thereof, private, governmental, or other, wherever resident or organized, primarily engaged in the generation and sale or purchase and sale of electricity, or the transmission thereof, for ultimate consumption by the public.

(6) “Foreign electric utility” means any electric utility other than a domestic electric utility.

History of Section.
P.L. 1975, ch. 215, § 1; P.L. 1976, ch. 334, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 171, § 1.