(1) Definitions of general applicability. The definitions of terms used in this chapter shall be as stated in the Authoritative Dictionary of IEEE Standard Terms, 7th edition, published in December 2000, incorporated herein by reference, except to the extent and for the purposes that the terms are defined elsewhere in this chapter. The definitions in subsection (2) shall be used for all purposes in this chapter.

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 25-6.003

  • Commission: shall be construed to mean the Florida Public Service Commission. See Florida Regulations 25-6.003
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
    (2) Definitions of terms.
    (a) “Commission.” Unless a different intent clearly appears from the context, the word “Commission” shall be construed to mean the Florida Public Service Commission.
    (b) “Customer.” Any person, firm, partnership, company, corporation, association, governmental agency or similar organization, who makes application for and is supplied with electric service by the utility for its ultimate use and not for use by, to, or through any other person or entity unless specifically authorized by the Commission.
    (c) “Meter.” The word “meter,” when used in these rules without other qualification, shall be construed to mean any device used for the purpose of measuring the service rendered to a customer by a utility.
    (d) “Point of Delivery.” The first point of connection between the facilities of the serving utility and the premises wiring.
    (e) “Service.” The supply by the utility of electricity to the customer, including the readiness to serve and availability of electrical energy at the customer’s point of delivery at the standard available voltage and frequency whether or not utilized by the customer.
    (f) “Service Drop.” The overhead service conductors from the last pole or other aerial support to and including the splices, if any, connecting to the service entrance conductors at the building or other structure.
    (g) “Service Lateral.” The underground conductors between the transformer(s) or transformer secondary, including any risers at a pole or other structure, and the point of delivery.
    (h) “Utility.” Unless a different intent clearly appears from the context, the word or words “utility” or “electric utility” as used in these rules shall have the same meaning as set out for “public utility” in Florida Statutes § 366.02, and shall include all such utilities subject to Commission jurisdiction.
Rulemaking Authority Florida Statutes § 366.05(1). Law Implemented 366.05(1) FS. History—New 7-29-69, Amended 4-13-80, Formerly 25-6.03, Amended 12-4-03.