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66-1,170. Definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Distribution line" means an electric line used to furnish retail electric service, including any line from a distribution substation to an electric consuming facility; but such term does not include a transmission facility used for the bulk transfer of energy even if such energy is reduced in voltage and used as station power.

(b) "Electric consuming facility" means any entity which utilizes electric energy from a central station service.

(c) "Commission" means the state corporation commission of the state of Kansas.

(d) "Retail electric supplier" means any person, firm, corporation, municipality, association or cooperative corporation engaged in the furnishing of retail electric service.

(e) "Certified territory" means an electric service territory certified to a retail electric supplier pursuant to this act.

(f) "Existing distribution line" means a distribution line which is in existence on the effective date of this act, and which is being or has been used as such.

(g) "Single certified service territory" means that service area in which only one retail electric supplier has been granted a service certificate by the commission.

(h) "Dual certified service territory" means that service area where more than one retail electric supplier has been granted a service certificate by the commission.

(i) "Station power" means electric energy used for operating equipment necessary for the process of generating electricity at any generating plant owned by a utility or a generating plant specified in subsection (e) of K.S.A. 66-104, and amendments thereto, and placed in use on or after January 1, 2002, whether such electrical energy is generated at such generating plant or provided through the adjacent transformation and transmission interconnect, but does not include electric energy used for heating, lighting, air conditioning and office needs of the buildings at a generating plant site.

History: L. 1976, ch. 284, § 1; L. 2002, ch. 161, § 1; May 23.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Retail wheeling task force, see 66-1901 et seq.


1. The fact city granted franchise does not affect authority of KCC to deny application for a certificate of convenience and necessity. City of New Strawn v. Kansas Corporation Commission, 5 K.A.2d 630, 633, 634, 635, 622 P.2d 149.

2. Legislative intent is to divide state into territories within which retail suppliers are to provide service. Kansas Power and Light Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 237 K. 394, 395, 699 P.2d 53 (1985).

3. One benefiting from statute as being precluded from challenging constitutionality stated. Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Co-op v. Kansas Corp. Comm'n, 247 K. 268, 274, 797 P.2d 874 (1990).

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