- For the purposes of this section, the term:
- "Electric company" shall have the same meaning as in § 34-207.
- "Liquid-immersed distribution transformer" means a transformer that:
- Has an input voltage of 34,500 volts or less;
- Has an output voltage of 600 volts or less;
- Uses oil or other liquid as a coolant; and
- Is rated for operation at a frequency of 60 Hertz.
- "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.
- 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
(Dec. 11, 2007, D.C. Law 17-64, § 7, 54 DCR 10964.)