As used in this article, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “Fund” means the Ratepayer Relief Fund established in Section 16428.1.

(b) “Energy settlement agreement” means any agreement arising from the energy crisis of 2000-02, where the State of California or a division of the State of California, is a party in a complaint or any action relating to the operation and management of any generation facilities, any sale or purchase or transmission of natural gas, any sale or purchase or transmission of electricity or other utility or energy goods and services, or a violation of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. Sec. 791a et seq.), state law, or Public Utilities Commission orders or regulations relating to electricity generation, transmission, or distribution, electrical corporations, gas generation, storage, transmission, or distribution, gas corporations, energy generation facilities, or publicly owned utilities.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 228, Sec. 16. Effective August 11, 2003.)