Article 8. Consultant And Advisory Services of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 1. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 8.
In addition to the requirements of Article 1 (commencing with
Section 1001) of Chapter 5 and any other provisions of law, the
commission shall require every electrical corporation and every gas
corporation proposing to construct or modify any electric plant or
gas plant at a cost in excess of one hundred million dollars
($100,000,000) to reimburse the commission for expenses of such
consultants or advisory services as the commission deems necessary
for either or both of the following:
(a) The processing of an application for certification of the
(b) The processing of an application for approval of any rate
increase reflecting the inclusion of the cost of the plant in the
rates of the corporation. This subdivision applies to any plant for
which the costs of construction or modification are approved for
inclusion in the corporation's rates on or after January 1, 1983.
For purposes of entering into contracts for consultant or
advisory services, the requirements of Sections 11042 and 14615 of
the Government Code and Sections 10295 and 10318 of the Public
Contract Code apply to the activities of the commission, except when
the commission makes a finding that extraordinary circumstances
justify expedited contracting for consultant or advisory services.