Commission authority to require electric company to enter into contracts with Bonneville Power Administration
In order to preserve the benefits of federal low-cost power for residential and small-farm consumers of electric utilities, the Public Utility Commission may require an electric company to enter into contracts with the Bonneville Power Administration for the purpose of securing such benefits. The contracts shall be subject to approval by the commission. In reviewing a contract, the commission, at a minimum, shall consider:
(1) The short-term expected cost of electric power from the Bonneville Power Administration compared to market-priced alternatives;
(2) The long-term benefit of retaining the rights to purchase electric power from the Bonneville Power Administration at cost, compared to market-priced alternatives; and
(3) Other factors deemed relevant by the commission. [1999 c.865 §19]
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