(1) The goals of these electricity supply resource planning and procurement guidelines are:
(a) to facilitate a utility's provision of adequate and reliable electricity supply services, stably and reasonably priced, at the lowest long-term total cost;
(b) to promote economic efficiency and environmental responsibility;
(c) to facilitate a utility's financial health;
(d) to facilitate a process through which a utility identifies and cost-effectively manages and mitigates risks related to its obligation to provide electricity supply service; and
(e) to build on the fundamental rate making relationship between the commission and the utility to advance these goals.
History: 69-8-403, MCA; IMP, 69-8-403, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 654, Eff. 4/11/03; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 575, Eff. 3/28/08.