2017 California Code
Water Code - WAT
DIVISION 27 - PURCHASE AND SALE OF ELECTRIC POWER
CHAPTER 1 - General Provisions and Definitions
The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The furnishing of reliable reasonably priced electric service is essential for the safety, health, and well-being of the people of California. A number of factors have resulted in a rapid, unforeseen shortage of electric power and energy available in the state and rapid and substantial increases in wholesale energy costs and retail energy rates, with statewide impact, to such a degree that it constitutes an immediate peril to the health, safety, life and property of the inhabitants of the state, and the public interest, welfare, convenience and necessity require the state to participate in markets for the purchase and sale of power and energy.
(b) In order for the department to adequately and expeditiously undertake and administer the critical responsibilities established in this division, it must be able to obtain, in a timely manner, additional and sufficient personnel with the requisite expertise and experience in energy marketing, energy scheduling, and accounting.
(Added by Stats. 2001, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 4, Sec. 4. Effective February 1, 2001.)