The commission shall establish rates for gas which is utilized in cogeneration technology projects not higher than the rates established for gas utilized as a fuel by an electric plant in the generation of electricity, except that this rate shall apply only to that quantity of gas which an electrical corporation serving the area where a cogeneration technology project is located, or an equivalent area, would require in the generation of an equivalent amount of electricity based on the corporation’s average annual incremental heat rate and reasonable transmission losses or that quantity of gas actually consumed by the cogeneration technology project in the sequential production of electricity and steam, heat, or useful work, whichever is the lower quantity.
(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 840, Sec. 1.)
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