38.5.8209 UTILITY EMERGENCY SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY
(1) A utility's electricity supply service responsibility is to provide all or a substantial amount of the emergency electricity supply requirements of retail customers who have electricity supply service contracts with a nonutility electricity supplier or marketer that has failed to deliver the required electricity supply. (A utility is not required to maintain a reserve of electricity supply to fulfill its emergency supply responsibilities. To the greatest extent practicable, a utility should recover the costs of providing emergency service from the supplier or marketer that failed to deliver the required electricity or the customers that directly benefited from the utility's provision of emergency service. A utility must provide emergency service according to commission-approved tariff schedules.).
History: 69-8-403, 69-8-419, MCA; IMP, 69-8-403, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 654, Eff. 4/11/03; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1461, Eff. 6/2/06; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 575, Eff. 3/28/08.