(a) As used in this section:

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-246f

  • distribution company: means any person providing electric transmission or distribution services within the state, but does not include: (A) A private power producer, as defined in section 16-243b. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1

(1) “Assistance” means any aid or support provided, or any actions taken by a domestic electric company for or on behalf of another domestic electric company or by a foreign electric company for or on behalf of a domestic electric company including, without limitation, the temporary transfer or use of repair personnel and equipment;

(2) “Domestic electric company” means any electric distribution company, as defined in section 16-1, any membership electric cooperative organized under chapter 597 and any municipal electric utility or municipal electric energy cooperative, as defined respectively in section 7-233b, which has been chartered by or organized or constituted within or under the laws of this state;

(3) “Foreign electric company” means a corporation, company, association, joint stock association or trust organized under the laws of a state other than this state, as well as a town, city, borough, or any municipal corporation, department or agency thereof, whether separately incorporated or not, of a state other than this state, authorized under the laws of the state in which organized to generate or transmit electric energy.

(b) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of any general statute or special act, or any limitation imposed by its charter, a domestic electric company shall have the power to request assistance from and provide assistance to other domestic electric companies and to foreign electric companies and to enter into agreements regarding the reimbursement of expenses and other matters and to perform such other acts as may be necessary or desirable to request and provide such assistance. A domestic electric company shall not be exempt from nor forfeit the benefits of the provisions of any applicable laws solely by requesting or providing such assistance, except as provided in this section.

(c) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of any general statute or special act, a foreign electric company shall have the right to request assistance from and provide assistance to domestic electric companies and to enter into agreements regarding the reimbursement of expenses and other matters and to perform such other acts as may be necessary or desirable to request and provide such assistance. A foreign electric company shall not constitute an “electric distribution company” or a “public service company” for the purposes of this title solely by requesting or providing assistance in this state.