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

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

Terms Used In California Government Code 16428.2

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.

(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.)