• "Cost-effective" means that an energy resource, facility or conservation measure during its life cycle results in delivered power costs to the ultimate consumer no greater than the comparable incremental cost of the least cost alternative new energy resource, facility or conservation measure. Cost comparison under this definition shall include but not be limited to:

    (a) Cost escalations and future availability of fuels;

    (b) Waste disposal and decommissioning costs;

    (c) Transmission and distribution costs;

    (d) Geographic, climatic and other differences in the state; and

    (e) Environmental impact.

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