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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 1. REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES [201 - 3260]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )
  

PART 1. PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT [201 - 2120]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )
  

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions and Definitions [201 - 248]
  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

  
218.5.  

(a) The following terms have the following meanings:

(1) “Exempt wholesale generator” has the same meaning as defined in the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 16451(6)).

(2) “Qualifying small power producer,” “small power production facility,” and “qualifying small power production facility” have the same meanings as found in Section 796 of Title 16 of the United States Code and the regulations enacted pursuant thereto.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a qualifying small power producer owning or operating a small power production facility is not a public utility subject to the general jurisdiction of the commission solely because of the ownership or operation of the facility.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an exempt wholesale generator is not a public utility subject to the general jurisdiction of the commission solely due to the ownership or operation of the facility.

(Added by renumbering Section 228.5 by Stats. 2008, Ch. 558, Sec. 10. Effective January 1, 2009.)