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The DC Code: § 8-1771.06 Electric company purchases of distribution transformers--Public Service Commission rule.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)
a
For the purposes of this section, the term:
1
"Electric company" shall have the same meaning as in § 34-207.
2
"Liquid-immersed distribution transformer" means a transformer that:
A
Has an input voltage of 34,500 volts or less;
B
Has an output voltage of 600 volts or less;
C
Uses oil or other liquid as a coolant; and
D
Is rated for operation at a frequency of 60 Hertz.
3
"Transformer" means a device consisting of 2 or more coils of insulated wire and that is designed to transfer alternating current by electromagnetic induction from one coil to another to change the original voltage or current value.
b
Within 365 days of the date that the United States Department of Energy issues a final rule on liquid-immersed distribution transformers, the Public Service Commission shall adopt a rule governing the purchase of liquid-immersed distribution transformers by the electric company. The rule shall ensure that, subject to availability, all such purchases occurring on or after January 1, 2009 are based on the life-cycle cost methodology contained in section 2 of Standard TP 1-2002 published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. The Public Service Commission may also consider additional inventory management costs as costs for inclusion within the life-cycle cost methodology to be used by an electric company for purposes of this section. Except as provided herein, the rule shall be consistent with regulations pertaining to liquid-immersed distribution transformers adopted by the United States Department of Energy.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 17-64, see notes following § 8-1771.01. DC CODE § 8-1771.06 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 11, 2007, D.C. Law 17-64, § 7, 54 DCR 10964.)