Chapter 5. Electrical Cooperatives of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 1. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 5.

As used in this chapter, the term "electrical cooperative" means any private corporation or association organized for the purposes of transmitting or distributing electricity exclusively to its stockholders or members at cost.
The commission shall have no authority to establish rates or regulate the borrowing of money, the issuance of evidences of indebtedness, or the sale, lease, assignment, mortgage, or other disposal or encumbrance of the property of any electrical cooperative.
Except as otherwise specified in this chapter, every electrical cooperative is subject to Part 1 (commencing with Section 201).