Nev. Admin. Code § 704.516 - Definitions

Current through March 28, 2022

As used in NAC 704.516 to 704.528, inclusive, and sections 2 to 5, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Alternative fuel capable customer" means a generating customer, industrial customer or large commercial customer, as defined in NRS 704.075, of a natural gas utility who obtains natural gas from the natural gas utility but has the capability of using a fuel other than natural gas.
2. "Bona fide alternative" means an option available to a customer to utilize facilities other than those of the utility that transports natural gas:
(a) Which is economically, physically and operationally feasible and imminent; and
(b) For which the comparable cost to the customer to bypass the system of the utility is less than the utility's otherwise applicable rate to serve that customer over a specified primary contractual period at issue in an application for approval filed with the Commission.
3. "Contract for special services" means a contract between a natural gas utility and a transportation customer other than a contract that complies with an approved schedule that specifies the methods, terms, conditions and rates that are negotiated or differ from the otherwise applicable rate.
4. "Discount" means a reduction to the otherwise applicable volumetric or demand components of a transportation customer's otherwise applicable rate. The volumetric or demand rate component must not be equal to or less than zero.
5. "Discounted rate contract" means a contract that is filed by a utility for a discount on certain volumetric or demand components of a transportation customer's rate in conformance with the approved schedule the utility has on file with the Commission.
6. "Incremental costs" means any direct capital and operating and maintenance costs, including, without limitation, any fixed costs that have not been fully depreciated, incurred by a natural gas utility in serving a transportation customer with a discounted rate contract or a contract for special services.
7. "Memorandum" means a written notice from the utility to the Commission of any change to rates for an alternative fuel capable customer pursuant to a schedule approved by the Commission.
8. "Otherwise applicable rate" means the otherwise applicable cost-of-service rate schedules.
9. "Schedule" has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.066.
10. "Transportation customer" means a customer of a natural gas utility who obtains natural gas from a competitive third-party supplier and transports the customer-owned natural gas through the distribution system of the natural gas utility using the facilities of the natural gas utility.

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 704.516
Added to NAC by Pub. Service Comm'n, eff. 12-15-86; A by Pub. Utilities Comm'n by R053-97, 11-14-97; A by R075-20A, eff. 12/22/2021
NRS 703.025, 704.210

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