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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 52 . Telecommunications
Section 519. Definitions

3 AAC 52.519. Definitions

(a) In 3 AAC 52.501 - 3 AAC 52.519, unless the context requires otherwise,

(1) "adjustment clause" means a mechanism designed to recover changes in gas, fuel, and purchased power expenses; "adjustment clause" includes COPAs and GCAs;

(2) "affiliated interest" has the meaning given in AS 42.05.990 ;

(3) "base cost of gas" means a rate component that

(A) is used in the calculation of the GCA;

(B) reflects the gas cost per Mcf; and

(C) is included in the utility's base rates for gas service;

(4) "base cost of power" means a rate component that

(A) is used in the calculation of the COPA;

(B) reflects the cost per kilowatt-hour of fuel and purchased power; and

(C) is included in the utility's base rates for electric service;

(5) "base rates" means the utility's currently effective rates for gas or electric service as authorized by the commission in the utility's last general rate case;

(6) "COPA" means a cost-of-power adjustment for an electric utility;

(7) "GCA" means a gas cost adjustment for a gas utility;

(8) "general rate case" means a proceeding, initiated by a filing with supporting information described in 3 AAC 48.275, in which the commission reviews a utility's costs and revenues to establish the utility's base rates and adjustment clause methodology;

(9) "Mcf" or "Mcf of gas" means one thousand cubic feet of gas measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 14.65 pounds per square inch, absolute;

(10) "station service" means kilowatt-hour consumption by the utility to run the power house.

(b) Definitions set out in 3 AAC 48.820, 3 AAC 52.500, and 3 AAC 52.690 also apply to 3 AAC 52.501 - 3 AAC 52.519.

History: Eff. 1/11/2004, Register 169

Authority: AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.381

AS 42.45.110

AS 42.45.130

AS 42.45.160

AS 42.45.170


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