As used in this chapter, the following definitions shall apply, unless the context otherwise requires:
   CONTROL AREA.  An electrical system bounded by interconnection (tie-line) metering and telemetry. It controls generation directly to maintain its interchange schedule with other control areas and contributes to frequency regulation of the interconnection.
   CONTROL AREA EMERGENCY.  Means that Control Area is at risk of having to shed firm load, having taken or committed to take all feasible mitigating action short of shedding firm load and firm sales.
   CONTROLLED ROTATING INTERRUPTIONS OF ELECTRICAL SERVICE.   The implementation of a plan to curtail electric service to firm load customers for a short period of time, and rotating this curtailment of electric service through different areas within the electric utility's service territory in a situation where the demand has exceeded or is at significant risk of exceeding the supply of electricity available to the electric utility. The action of an electric utility to interrupt or curtail electric service to a customer participating in or taking service under an interruptible or curtailable rate is not included in this definition of a CONTROLLED ROTATING INTERRUPTION OF ELECTRIC SERVICE.
   ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANY OR ELECTRIC UTILITY.  Any person or entity engaged in the business of distributing, transmitting, or otherwise delivering electricity, regardless of its source, for use or consumption within the village. This term shall not include any person or entity that delivers electricity to fewer than 50 customers within the village.
   EMERGENCY ENERGY PLAN.  The portions of the emergency load conservation procedures, which immediately precede and include the controlled rotating interruption of electrical service to firm load customers within the village. The Emergency Energy Plan shall include the following steps:
      (1)   A request for emergency help from neighboring utilities;
      (2)   A declaration of a control area emergency;
      (3)   A public appeal for voluntary curtailment of electricity use; and,
      (4)   Implementation of the plan for controlled rotating interruptions of electrical service.
   EMERGENCY LOAD CONSERVATION PROCEDURES.  A planned course of action developed by an electric utility company to be implemented in emergency situations when the demand for electricity exceeds, or is at significant risk of exceeding, the supply of electricity available to the electric utility.
(Ord. 99-23, passed 9-15-99)