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§1161.  Definitions

As used in this Part "commission" means the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

As used in R.S. 45:1168 through 45:1175:

(1)  "Public utility" means any person, public or private, subject to the general jurisdiction of the commission but not including carriers by rail, water, electric or motor vehicles or pipelines, or public utilities municipally owned, or operated, or regulated, unless the electors of such municipality, and electors residing outside the municipality, who are customers of the municipally owned utility, have manifested their approval of such jurisdiction as is required by Article IV, Section 21(C) of the Constitution of Louisiana in the manner provided by R.S. 45:1164.1 through 45:1164.13.  However, "public utility" shall not include any person owning, leasing and/or operating an electric generation facility provided such person is not primarily engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and/or sale of electricity, and provided that such person (a) consumes all of the electric power and energy generated by such facility for its own use at the site of generation or at some other location of mutually acceptable agreements to transport such electric power and energy can be reached with each electric public utility whose transmission facilities would be electrically utilized therefor; provided, however, notwithstanding any provision contained herein, there shall be no obligation or duty, expressed or implied, to purchase, to sell, to transport, or to engage in any other type of transaction with respect to the electric power and energy that may be generated by such person, imposed upon any public utility by this Section except as shall be provided in the cogeneration rules and regulations adopted by the Louisiana Public Service Commission pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978; or (b) only consumes a portion thereof in such manner and sells the entire remaining portion of such electric power and energy generated to an electric public utility as defined in R.S. 45:121; or (c) sells the entire production of electric power and energy generated by such facility to an electric public utility as defined in R.S. 45:121.

(2)  "Security" means any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture or other evidence of interest in or indebtedness of a public utility.

Amended by Acts 1970, No. 34, §4; Acts 1975, No. 328, §1; Acts 1982, No. 566, §1.

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