94 STAT. 2698
PUBLIC LAW 96-501—DEC. 5, 1980 (B) facilitating the orderly planning of the region's power system, and (C) providing environmental quality; (4) to provide that the customers of the Bonneville Power Administration and their consumers continue to pay all costs necessary to produce, transmit, and conserve resources to meet the region's electric power requirements, including the amortization on a current basis of the Federal investment in the Federal Columbia River Power System; (5) to insure, subject to the provisions of this Act— (A) that the authorities and responsibilities of State and local governments, electric utility systems, water management agencies, and other non-Federal entities for the regulation, planning, conservation, supply, distribution, and use of electric power shall be construed to be maintained, and (B) that Congress intends that this Act not be construed to limit or restrict the ability of customers to take actions in accordance with other applicable provisions of Federal or State law, including, but not limited to, actions to plan, develop, and operate resources and to achieve conservation, without regard to this Act; and (6) to protect, mitigate and enhance the fish and wildlife, including related spawning grounds and habitat, of the Columbia River and its tributaries, particularly anadromous fish which are of significant importance to the social and economic well-being of the Pacific Northwest and the Nation and which are dependent on suitable environmental conditions substantially obtainable from the management and operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System and other power generating facilities on the Columbia River and its tributaries. DEFINITIONS
16 USC 839a.
SEC. 3. As used in this Act, the term— (1) "Acquire" and "acquisition" shall not be construed as authorizing the Administrator to construct, or have ownership of, under this Act or any other law, any electric generating facility. (2) 'Administrator" means the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration. (3) "Conservation" means any reduction in electric power consumption as a result of increases in the efficiency of energy use, production, or distribution. (4)(A) "Cost-effective", when applied to any measure or resource referred to in this Act, means that such measure or resource must be forecast— (i) to be reliable and available within the time it is needed, and (ii) to meet or reduce the electric power demand, as determined by the Council or the Administrator, as appropriate, of the consumers of the customers at an estimated incremental system cost no greater than that of the leastcost similarly reliable and available alternative measure or resource, or any combination thereof. (B) For purposes of this paragraph, the term "system cost" means an estimate of all direct costs of a measure or resource over its effective life, including, if applicable, the cost of distribution and transmission to the consumer and, among other factors.