PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION
DUTIES OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
61-333. Authorizing contracts among electric suppliers to resolve territories, consumers and to transfer facilities. (1) Any electric supplier may contract in writing with any other electric supplier for the purpose of allocating territories, consumers, and future consumers between the electric suppliers and designating which territories and consumers are to be served by which contracting electric supplier. The territories and consumers so allocated and designated may include all or any portion of the territories and consumers which are being served by any or all of the contracting electric suppliers at the time the contract is entered into, or which could be economically served by the then existing facilities of any contracting electric supplier, or by reasonable and economic extensions thereto. All such contracts shall be filed with the commission. The commission shall, after notice and opportunity for hearing, review and approve or reject contracts between cooperatives, between cooperatives and public utilities and between public utilities. The commission shall, after notice and opportunity for hearing, review and approve or reject contracts between municipalities and cooperatives, as well as between municipalities and public utilities, provided however, the commission shall have jurisdiction only over cooperatives and public utilities in such approvals. The commission shall approve such contracts only upon finding that the allocation of territories or consumers is in conformance with the provisions and purposes of this act.
(2) Any electric supplier may also contract in writing with any other electric supplier for the sale, exchange, transfer, or lease of equipment or facilities located within territory which is the subject of any allocation contracted for under subsection (1) of this section and any contract validly entered into and approved by the commission after notice and opportunity for hearing shall be binding and shall be legally enforceable pursuant to this act, or by any other remedy provided by law.
[61-333, added 1970, ch. 141, sec. 7, p. 417; am. 2000, (1st Ex. Sess.), ch. 1, sec. 7, p. 7; repealed and new section added 2000, (1st Ex. Sess.), ch. 1, secs. 13 and 18, pp. 9 and 11; am. 2001, ch. 29, sec. 8, p. 39.]