(1)“Utility”: Every electric utility that serves Oregon consumers and which has a service area load greater than 100 average megawatts and every generating and transmission company (G & T) acting on behalf of member utilities serving consumers in Oregon that participates in, or intends to participate in, constructing electricity generation facilities in Oregon.
(2)“Director”: The Director of the Oregon Department of Energy.
(3)“EFSC’s Biennial Forecast”: The forecast of electricity demand and supply adopted by the EFSC as part of the siting standard. The first forecast was adopted January 6, 1981. EFSC will update this forecast every two years, but may revise the forecast under circumstances described in OAR 345-111-0020.
(4)“Planned Electric Generating Facility”: An electric Generating facility, including one owned by a Private Power Producer, for which any of the following events has occurred:
(a)The filing of an application, with the appropriate federal or state licensing authority;
(b)The execution of a contract with a utility creating a binding financial obligation to participate in the construction of, or to purchase firm energy from, an electric generating facility.
(5)“Planned Electric Generating Facility” shall not include facilities which meet any of the above criteria if the sponsor or owner of the facility has announced publicly the termination or indefinite delay in construction of the facility.
(6)“Private Power Producers”: A person or organization who generates electricity to sell wholesale and who is not subject to state or federal regulation as an electric utility.
Rule 330-025-0010 — Definitions,