The definitions set forth in this section shall govern the construction of this article.
(a) “Greenhouse gas emissions intensity” means the sum of all annual emissions of greenhouse gases associated with a generation
source divided by the annual production of electricity from the generation source.
(b) “Retail supplier” means an entity that offers an electricity product for sale to retail consumers
in California, including an electrical corporation, local publicly owned electric utility, electric
service provider, and community choice aggregator.
(c) “System operator” means the Independent System Operator with responsibility for the efficient use
and reliable operation of the transmission grid, as provided by Section 345, or a local publicly owned electric utility that does not utilize the Independent
(d) “* * * Purchases of electricity from specified sources” or “purchases from specified sources” means electricity transactions that are traceable to specific generation sources by any auditable contract trail or equivalent,
such as a tradable commodity system, that provides commercial verification that the
electricity source claimed has been sold once and only once to a retail consumer. Retail suppliers may rely on annual data to determine whether a transaction meets this definition, rather than hour-by-hour matching of loads and resources.
(e) “* * * Electricity from unspecified sources” means electricity that is not traceable to specific generation sources by any auditable
contract trail or equivalent, including a tradable commodity system, that provides
commercial verification that the electricity source claimed has been sold once, and
only once, to a retail consumer.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.