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Project #41904

Rulemaking Proceeding to Amend PUC Substantive Rule §25.101, Relating to Certification Criteria


The proposed amendment clarifies the definition of a generating unit. Currently, the certification criteria do not apply to any generating unit that is less than ten megawatts that is built for experimental purposes only and not for purposes of commercial operation. Deleting the reference to commercial operation in §25.101(a)(2) will clarify that an electric utility need not apply for a certificate of convenience and necessity even if the experimental unit has some effect on commerce.

Staff Assigned

Joseph Younger, Attorney

Kevin Mathis

Project Schedule

The adopted rule will be published on May 2, 2014 and effective on May 7, 2014.

Documents Available

Proposal for Publication of Amendment to §25.101 as Approved at the December 19, 2013 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc) Order Adopting Amendment to §25.101 as approved at the April 17, 2014 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)