16 U.S. Code § 824r - Protection of transmission contracts in the Pacific Northwest
Protection of transmission contracts in the Pacific Northwest
(a) Definition of electric utility or personIn this section, the term “electric utility or person” means an electric utility or person that—
as of August 8, 2005, holds firm transmission rights pursuant to contract or by reason of ownership of transmission facilities; and
(2) is located—
in the Pacific Northwest, as that region is defined in section 839a of this title; or
(b) Protection of transmission contractsNothing in this chapter confers on the Commission the authority to require an electric utility or person to convert to tradable or financial rights—
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