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Title 7Subtitle BChapter XVIIPart 1710Subpart E → §1710.208


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 1710—GENERAL AND PRE-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMON TO ELECTRIC LOANS AND GUARANTEES
Subpart E—Load Forecasts


§1710.208   RUS criteria for load forecasts by power supply borrowers and by distribution borrowers.

All load forecasts submitted by power supply borrowers and by distribution borrowers must satisfy the following criteria:

(a) The borrower objectively analyzed all known relevant factors that influence the consumption of electricity and the known number of customers served at the time the study was developed;

(b) The borrower considered and identified all loads on its system of RE Act beneficiaries and non-RE Act beneficiaries;

(c) The borrower developed an adequate supporting database and analyzed a reasonable range of relevant assumptions and alternative futures;

(d) The borrower adopted methods and procedures in general use by the electric utility industry to develop its load forecast;

(e) The borrower used valid and verifiable analytical techniques and models;

(f) The borrower provided RUS with adequate documentation and assistance to allow for a thorough and independent review; and

[65 FR 14786, Mar. 20, 2000, as amended at 84 FR 32611, July 9, 2019]

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