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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [35300 - 35886]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

CHAPTER 2.9. Power Generation [35570 - 35573]
  ( Chapter 2.9 repealed and added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1054, Sec. 2. )

35570.
  

A district may, by using any water or water supplies furnished to the district or used by the district, construct, maintain, and operate plants for the generation of hydroelectric power from that water and transmission lines for the conveyance thereof. The plants so constructed shall be operated in a manner consistent with the district’s storage, transmission, and distribution of water.

Construction of the plants and transmission lines may be financed by the issuance of general obligation bonds or revenue bonds or any other method of financing district works as provided in this division.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1054, Sec. 2.)

35571.
  

A district may join with any other district engaged in distributing water in exercising the powers set forth in this chapter, or may execute joint power agreements with any agency formed for that purpose.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1054, Sec. 2.)

35572.
  

The hydroelectric plant and transmission lines constructed pursuant to this chapter may be leased for operation to, or the power generated may be sold to, a public utility or public agency engaged in the distribution, use, or sale of electricity.

The power generated may be used by the district for its own purposes, or for the production or transmission of water, but shall not be offered for sale directly by the district to customers, other than a public utility or public agency, for any use other than the production or transmission of water.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1054, Sec. 2.)

35573.
  

The powers granted by this chapter shall not include, and nothing in this chapter shall be construed to permit, the acquisition of property or facilities already employed in the generation of hydroelectric energy, except by mutual agreement with the owner and operator of the property or facilities.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1054, Sec. 2.)

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