Terms Used In Texas Utilities Code 41.004
- 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.
Except as specifically provided otherwise in this chapter, the commission has jurisdiction over electric cooperatives only as follows:
(1) to regulate wholesale transmission rates and service, including terms of access, to the extent provided in Subchapter A, Chapter 35;
(2) to regulate certification to the extent provided in Chapter 37;
(3) to establish a code of conduct as provided in Section 39.157(e) subject to Section 41.054;
(4) to establish terms and conditions, but not rates, for open access to distribution facilities for electric cooperatives providing customer choice, as provided in Section 39.203;
(5) to require reports of electric cooperative operations only to the extent necessary to:
(A) ensure the public safety;
(B) enable the commission to satisfy its responsibilities relating to electric cooperatives under this chapter;
(C) enable the commission to determine the aggregate electric load and energy requirements in the state and the resources available to serve that load; or
(D) enable the commission to determine information relating to market power as provided in Section 39.155; and
(6) to evaluate and monitor the cybersecurity preparedness of an electric cooperative described by Section 39.1516(a)(3) or (4).