15 U.S. Code § 3202 - Definitions
For purposes of this chapter—
The term “gas consumer” means any person, State agency, or Federal agency, to which natural gas is sold other than for purposes of resale.
The term “rate” means any (A) price, rate, charge, or classification made, demanded, observed, or received with respect to sale of natural gas to a gas consumer, (B) any rule, regulation, or practice respecting any such rate, charge, or classification, and (C) any contract pertaining to the sale of natural gas to a gas consumer.
The term “sale” when used with respect to natural gas, includes an exchange of natural gas.
The term “integrated resource planning” means, in the case of a gas utility, planning by the use of any standard, regulation, practice, or policy to undertake a systematic comparison between demand-side management measures and the supply of gas by a gas utility to minimize life-cycle costs of adequate and reliable utility services to gas consumers. Integrated resource planning shall take into account necessary features for system operation such as diversity, reliability, dispatchability, and other factors of risk and shall treat demand and supply to gas consumers on a consistent and integrated basis.
The term “demand-side management” includes energy conservation, energy efficiency, and load management techniques.
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