Code of the District of Columbia

§ 34–1551. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) “Building” means all of the individual units served through the same utility-owned meter within a property defined as Class 2 Property under § 47-813(c-6).

(2) “Building owner, operator, or manager” means any person or entity responsible for the operation and management of a building.

(3) “Commission” means the Public Service Commission.

(4) “Energy allocation equipment” means any device, other than submetering equipment, used to determine approximate electric or natural gas usage for any nonresidential rental unit within a building.

(5) “Electricity supplier” shall have the same meaning as in § 34-1501(17).

(6) “Natural gas supplier” shall have the same meaning as in § 34-1671.02(12).

(7) “Nonresidential rental unit” means real property leased for commercial purposes.

(8) “Owner-paid areas” means the portion of the real property for which the owner bears financial responsibility for energy costs, which portions include areas outside individual units or in owner-occupied or shared areas.

(9) “Public utility,” “utility,” or “utility company” shall have the same meaning as in § 34-214.

(10) “Submetering equipment” means equipment used to measure actual electricity or natural gas usage in any nonresidential rental unit when the equipment is not owned or controlled by the electric or natural gas utility serving the building in which the nonresidential rental unit is located.


(Oct. 22, 2008, D.C. Law 17-250, § 701, 55 DCR 9225.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 701 of Clean and Affordable Energy Emergency Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-508, September 25, 2008, 55 DCR 10856).

Editor's Notes

Section 801 of D.C. Law 17-250 provided: “Sec. 801. Applicability. This act shall apply on the later of October 1, 2008, or the effective date of this act.”