2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 17. Corporation Commission
§17-190.7. Furnishing of retail electric service to facilities currently being served - Extension of distribution service by municipalities - Prohibitions.
A. Electric distribution providers governed by the Retail Electric Supplier Certified Territory Act, Section 158.21 et seq. of this title or municipal corporations or beneficial trusts thereof owning or operating a retail electric distribution system or the Grand River Dam Authority shall not furnish retail electric service to an electric consuming facility which is currently being served, or which was being served and the permanent electric facilities are in place to render such service, by a municipal corporation or beneficial trust thereof, a rural electric cooperative or an investor-owned electric utility or the Grand River Dam Authority until enactment of electric restructuring enabling legislation and the implementation of consumer choice of retail electric energy suppliers unless the entities involved have agreed by mutual consent, in writing, to such transaction. For the purpose of this section, "electric distribution providers" shall mean the same as "retail electric service distributors" as defined by Section 190.3 of this title.
B. Any municipal corporation or beneficial trust thereof offering retail electric distribution service from a municipally or trust-owned electric distribution system that decides not to participate in the provisions of this act as outlined in Section 190.3 of this title shall be prohibited from extending a retail electric distribution primary feeder system beyond its corporate limits with the exception that it may continue to offer retail electric distribution service through the addition of secondary service drops from the primary feeder system it owned outside the corporate limits of such municipality on April 25, 1997. Provided, however, nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prohibit system maintenance, repairs or upgrades to such primary distribution feeder system outside the corporate limits except that secondary service drops shall not be upgraded to primary distribution lines.
Added by Laws 1997, c. 162, § 7, emerg. eff. April 25, 1997. Amended by Laws 1998, c. 391, § 7, emerg. eff. June 10, 1998; Laws 2001, c. 397, § 3, emerg. eff. June 4, 2001.
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