Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 92 Part 3.djvu/488

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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1978

92 STAT. 3120

PUBLIC LAW 95-617—NOV. 9, 1978

forms, to the extent appropriate, with the requirements of subparagraph (A). (7) The term "Federal agency" means an executive agency (as defined in section 105 of title 5 of the United States Code). (8) The term "load management technique" means any technique (other than a time-of-day or seasonal rate) to reduce the maximum kilowatt demand on the electric utility, including ripple or radio control mechanisms, and other types of interruptible electric service, energy storage devices, and load-limiting devices. (9) The term "nonregulated electric utility" means any electric utility other than a State regulated electric utility. (10) The term "rate" means (A) any price, rate, charge, or classification made, demanded, observed, or received with respect to sale of electric energy by an electric utility to an electric consumer, (B) any rule, regulation, or practice respecting any such rate, charge, or classification, and (C) any contract pertaining to the sale of electric energy to an electric consumer. (11) The term "ratemaking authority" means authority to fix, modify, approve, or disapprove rates. (12) The term "rate schedule" means the designation of the rates which an electric utility charges for electric energy. (13) The term "sale" when used with respect to electric energy includes any exchange of electric energy. (14:) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Energy. (15) The term "State" means a State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. (16) The term "State agency" means a State, political subdivision tnereof, and any agency or instrumentality of either. (17) The term "State regulatory authority" means any State agency which has ratemaking authority with respect to the sale of electric energy by any electric utility (other than such State agency), and in the case of an electric utility with respect to which the Tennessee Valley Authority has ratemaking authority, such term means the Tennessee Valley Authority. (18) The term "State regulated electric utility" means any electric utility with respect to which a State regulatory authority has ratemaking authority. 16 USC 2603. SEC. 4. RELATIONSHIP TO ANTITRUST LAWS. Nothing in this Act or in any amendment made by this Act affects— (1) the applicability of the antitrust laws to any electric utility Post, p. 3150. or gas utility (as defined in section 302), or (2) any authority of the Secretary or of the Commission under any other provision of law (including the Federal Power Act and 16 USC 791a, 15 the Natural Gas Act) respecting unfair methods of competition use 717w. or anticompetitive acts or practices.


SEC. 101. PURPOSES. The purposes of this title are to encourage— (1) conservation of energy supplied by electric utilities; (2) the optimization of the efficiency of use of facilities and resources by electric utilities; and (3) equitable rates to electric consumers.