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Public Utilities Code - PUC


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


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

CHAPTER 3. Rights and Obligations of Public Utilities [451 - 651]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

ARTICLE 8. Consultant and Advisory Services [631 - 633]
  ( Heading of Article 8 amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1088, Sec. 1. )


In addition to the requirements of Article 1 (commencing with Section 1001) of Chapter 5 and any other provisions of law, the commission shall require every electrical corporation and every gas corporation proposing to construct or modify any electric plant or gas plant at a cost in excess of one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) to reimburse the commission for expenses of such consultants or advisory services as the commission deems necessary for either or both of the following:

(a) The processing of an application for certification of the plant.

(b) The processing of an application for approval of any rate increase reflecting the inclusion of the cost of the plant in the rates of the corporation. This subdivision applies to any plant for which the costs of construction or modification are approved for inclusion in the corporation’s rates on or after January 1, 1983.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1139, Sec. 2.)


For purposes of entering into contracts for consultant or advisory services, the requirements of Sections 11042 and 14615 of the Government Code and Sections 10295 and 10318 of the Public Contract Code apply to the activities of the commission, except when the commission makes a finding that extraordinary circumstances justify expedited contracting for consultant or advisory services.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1035, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1994.)


The requirements of Section 632 do not apply to contracts for legal services. The commission shall notify the Attorney General when contracting for legal services by attorneys who are not employees of the commission.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 421, Sec. 19. (SB 19) Effective January 1, 2018.)

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