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Definitions.

"Affiliated interest" means a person or corporation as defined in RCW 80.16.010.
"Applicant" means any person, corporation, partnership, government agency, or other entity that applies for service with an electric utility or who reapplies for service at a new or existing location after service has been discontinued.
"Business day" means Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., except for official state holidays.
"Commission" means the Washington utilities and transportation commission.
"Control" means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a company, whether through the ownership of voting shares, by contract, or otherwise.
"Customer" means any person, corporation, partnership, government agency, or other entity that has applied for, has been accepted, and is currently receiving service.
"Electric utility (utility)" means any business entity (e.g., corporation, company, association, joint stock association, or partnership) or person, including a lessee, trustee, or court appointed receiver that meets the following conditions:
Owns, controls, operates, or manages any electric plant for hire in Washington state; and
Is subject to the commission's jurisdiction.
"Subsidiary" means any company in which the electric utility owns directly or indirectly five percent or more of the voting securities, unless the utility demonstrates it does not have control.
Terms used in this chapter and defined in the public service laws of Washington state (i.e., principally Title 80 RCW) have the same meaning here as in the statutes. Terms not defined in these rules or the applicable statutes have the meaning generally accepted in the electric industry, or their ordinary meaning if there is no meaning generally accepted in the electric industry.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 81.04.160 and 34.05.353. WSR 05-06-051 (Docket No. A-021178 and TO-030288, General Order No. R-518), § 480-100-023, filed 2/28/05, effective 3/31/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040 and 80.04.160. WSR 01-11-004 (Docket No. UE-990473, General Order No. R-482), § 480-100-023, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01.]
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