• As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Current geographic territory” means the parcels of land, as such parcels are defined or designated by the assessor of property of the county in which the parcels are located, to which a public electric system was providing electric service on February 16, 1989. In any case in which more than one (1) public electric system was providing electric service to a parcel of land on such date, the parcel shall be included within the current geographic territory of the public electric system that first provided electric service to such parcel. Should a public electric system enter into an agreement authorized by § 65-34-108, the current geographic territory of that public electric system shall be modified as provided in that agreement;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 65-34-102

      • 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.
      • Current geographic territory: means the parcels of land, as such parcels are defined or designated by the assessor of property of the county in which the parcels are located, to which a public electric system was providing electric service on February 16, 1989. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Public electric system: includes electric and community service cooperatives, municipal electric systems, and every individual, co-partnership, association, corporation or joint stock company, their lessees, trustees or receivers, appointed by any court whatsoever, that own, operate, manage, or control any electric power system, plant, or equipment within Tennessee affected by and dedicated to public use. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102

      (2) “Electric and community service cooperative” has the meaning set forth in § 65-25-102(4);

    • (3) “Municipal electric system” means any electric system owned by any county, municipality, power district, or other subdivision of Tennessee;

    • (4) “Non-consumer owned electric system” means any public electric system other than electric and community service cooperatives and municipal electric systems; and

    • (5) “Public electric system” includes electric and community service cooperatives, municipal electric systems, and every individual, co-partnership, association, corporation or joint stock company, their lessees, trustees or receivers, appointed by any court whatsoever, that own, operate, manage, or control any electric power system, plant, or equipment within Tennessee affected by and dedicated to public use.