For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number and words in the singular number include the plural number. Words not defined shall be given their common and ordinary meanings.
CONTROL AREA: An electrical system bounded by interconnection (tie-line) metering and telemetry. It controls generation directly to maintain its interchange schedule and other control areas and contributes to frequency regulation of the interconnection.
CONTROL AREA EMERGENCY: A situation where the 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 fifty (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:
   (A)   A request for emergency help from neighboring utilities;
   (B)   A declaration of a control area emergency;
   (C)   A public appeal for voluntary curtailment of electricity use; and
   (D)   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-O-24, 10-11-1999)