(a) Electric cooperatives may adopt and use securitization provisions having the effect of the provisions provided by Subchapter G, Chapter 39, to recover through rates stranded costs at a recovery level deemed appropriate by the board of directors up to 100 percent, under rules and procedures that shall be established by the commission.
(b) The rules and procedures for securitization established under Subsection (a) shall include rules and procedures for the recovery of stranded costs under the terms of a rate order adopted by the board of directors of the electric cooperative, which rate order shall have the effect of a financing order.
Terms Used In Texas Utilities Code 41.003
- Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005
(c) The rules and procedures established by the commission under Subsection (b) shall include rules and procedures for the issuance of transition bonds issued in a securitized financing transaction. The issuance of any transition bonds issued in a securitized financing transaction by an electric cooperative is expressly authorized and shall be governed by the laws governing the issuance of bonds or other obligations by the electric cooperative. Findings made by the board of directors of an electric cooperative in a rate order issued under the rules and procedures described by this subsection shall be conclusive, and any transition charges incorporated in the rate order to recover the principal, interest, and all reasonable expenses associated with any securitized financing transaction shall constitute property rights, as described in Subchapter G, Chapter 39, and shall otherwise conform in all material respects to the transition charges provided by Subchapter G, Chapter 39.