12.02 - Definitions

12.02. Definitions

Affiliate refers to any "affiliated company," as defined in M.G.L. c. 164, § 85, or any unit or division within a Distribution Company or its parent, or any separate legal entity either owned or subject to the common control of the Distribution Company or its parent.

Antitrust Laws are federal and state statutes, including the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1 through 7, the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 12 through 27, and the Massachusetts Antitrust Act, M.G.L. c. 93, §§ 1 through 14A, and related judicial decisions.

Competitive Affiliate refers to any Affiliate that is engaged in the sale or marketing of products or services on a competitive basis.

Competitive Energy Affiliate refers to any Competitive Affiliate that is engaged in the sale or marketing of natural gas, electricity, or Energy-related Services on a competitive basis.

Competitive Non-energy Affiliate refers to any Competitive Affiliate that is engaged in the sale or marketing of products or service, other than natural gas, electricity, or Energy-related Services, on a competitive basis.

Department refers to the Department of Public Utilities.

Distribution Company refers to a natural gas local distribution company or Electric Company that provides distribution services under the Department's jurisdiction.

Electric Company is defined as in M.G.L. c. 164, § 1.

Employee refers to an officer, director, employee or agent who has specific knowledge of, or direct access to, information not otherwise available to Non-affiliated Energy Suppliers that could provide a Competitive Energy Affiliate with an undue advantage.

Energy-related Services are those services the costs of which have been recovered by Distribution Companies through rates approved by the Department.

Non-affiliated Energy Supplier refers to any entity, including aggregators, engaged in marketing, brokering or selling natural gas, electricity, or energy-related services to retail customers where such product or service is also provided by a Competitive Energy Affiliate.

Non-affiliated Supplier refers to any entity engaged in selling or marketing products or services where such product or service is also provided by a Competitive Affiliate.

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