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12-886. Definitions. As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Agency agreement" means the written agreement between or among two or more cities establishing a municipal energy agency.

(b) "City" means a city organized and existing under the laws of Kansas and authorized by such laws to engage in the local distribution and sale of electrical energy .

(c) "Governing body," with respect to a city, means the governing body of the city or, if another board, commission or body is empowered by law or by resolution of the governing body of the city to establish and regulate rates and charges for the distribution of electrical energy within the city, such board, commission or body shall be deemed to be the governing body.

(d) "Municipal energy agency" means a quasi-municipal corporation created by agreement between or among two or more cities pursuant to this act to exercise any of the powers granted by K.S.A. 12-885 to 12-8,111, inclusive, and amendments thereto, and including the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, operation, repair, extension or improvement of electric generation or transmission facilities or the acquisition of any interest therein or any right to part or all of the capacity thereof.

(e) "Person" means a natural person, a public agency, private corporation, firm, partnership, cooperative association or business trust of any nature whatsoever, organized and existing under the laws of any state or of the United States.

(f) "Project" means any plant, works, system, facilities and real and personal property of any nature whatsoever, together with all parts thereof and appurtenances thereto, used or useful in the generation, production, transmission, purchase, sale, exchange or interchange of electric energy or any interest therein or capacity thereof and including all studies and planning with respect thereto.

(g) "Public agency" means any city or other municipal corporation, political subdivision, governmental unit or public corporation created by or pursuant to the laws of this state, another state or the United States; any state or the United States; or any person, board or other body declared by the laws of any state or the United States to be a department, agency or instrumentality thereof.

History: L. 1977, ch. 48, § 2; L. 1988, ch. 74, § 2; L. 1998, ch. 119, § 1; July 1.


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