primary energy source

(15) The term “primary energy source” means the fuel or fuels used by any existing or new electric powerplant, except it does not include, as determined under rules prescribed by the Secretary— (A) the minimum amounts of fuel required for unit ignition, startup, testing, flame stabilization, and control uses, and (B) the minimum amounts of fuel required to alleviate or prevent (i) unanticipated equipment outages and (ii) emergencies directly affecting the public health, safety, or welfare which would result from electric power outages.


42 USC § 8302(a)(15)

Scoping language

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