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(1) "Assistant director" means the assistant director of the department of commerce responsible for energy policy activities;
(2) "Department" means the department of commerce;
(3) "Director" means the director of the department of commerce;
(4) "Distributor" means any person, private corporation, partnership, individual proprietorship, utility, including investor-owned utilities, municipal utility, public utility district, joint operating agency, or cooperative, which engages in or is authorized to engage in the activity of generating, transmitting, or distributing energy in this state;
(5) "Energy" means petroleum or other liquid fuels; natural or synthetic fuel gas; solid carbonaceous fuels; fissionable nuclear material; electricity; solar radiation; geothermal resources; hydropower; organic waste products; wind; tidal activity; any other substance or process used to produce heat, light, or motion; or the savings from nongeneration technologies, including conservation or improved efficiency in the usage of any of the sources described in this subsection;
(6) "Person" means an individual, partnership, joint venture, private or public corporation, association, firm, public service company, political subdivision, municipal corporation, government agency, public utility district, joint operating agency, or any other entity, public or private, however organized; and
(7) "State energy strategy" means the document developed and updated by the department as allowed in RCW 43.21F.090.


PurposeEffective date2010 c 271: See notes following RCW 43.330.005.
FindingsIntentPart headings not lawEffective date1996 c 186: See notes following RCW 43.330.904.
Finding1994 c 207: "The legislature finds that the state energy strategy presented to the legislature in 1993 was developed by a dedicated and talented committee of hard-working representatives of the industries and people of this state and that the strategy document should serve to guide energy-related policy decisions by the legislature and other entities within this region." [ 1994 c 207 § 1.]
ConstructionApplication of rulesSeverability1987 c 330: See notes following RCW 28B.12.050.
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