Nebraska Revised Statute 70-1001.01

70-1001.01

70-1001.01.

Terms, defined.

For purposes of sections 70-1001 to 70-1028, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) Board means the Nebraska Power Review Board;

(2) Electric suppliers or suppliers of electricity means any legal entity supplying, producing, or distributing electricity within the state for sale at wholesale or retail;

(3) Private electric supplier means an electric supplier producing electricity from a privately developed renewable energy generation facility that is not a public power district, a public power and irrigation district, a municipality, a registered group of municipalities, an electric cooperative, an electric membership association, any other governmental entity, or any combination thereof;

(4) Privately developed renewable energy generation facility means a facility that (a) generates electricity using solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas, or biogas, including all electrically connected equipment used to produce, collect, and store the facility output up to and including the transformer that steps up the voltage to sixty thousand volts or greater, and including supporting structures, buildings, and roads, unless otherwise agreed to in a joint transmission development agreement, (b) is developed, constructed, and owned, in whole or in part, by one or more private electric suppliers, and (c) is not wholly owned by a public power district, a public power and irrigation district, a municipality, a registered group of municipalities, an electric cooperative, an electric membership association, any other governmental entity, or any combination thereof;

(5) Regional transmission organization means an entity independent from those entities generating or marketing electricity at wholesale or retail, which has operational control over the electric transmission lines in a designated geographic area in order to reduce constraints in the flow of electricity and ensure that all power suppliers have open access to transmission lines for the transmission of electricity;

(6) Representative organization means an organization designated by the board and organized for the purpose of providing joint planning and encouraging maximum cooperation and coordination among electric suppliers. Such organization shall represent electric suppliers owning a combined electric generation plant capacity of at least ninety percent of the total electric generation plant capacity constructed and in operation within the state;

(7) State means the State of Nebraska; and

(8) Unbundled retail rates means the separation of utility bills into the individual price components for which an electric supplier charges its retail customers, including, but not limited to, the separate charges for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity.

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