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direct use

Direct use:  Use of electricity that

  1. is self-generated,
  2. is produced by either the same entity that consumes the power or an affiliate, and
  3. is used in direct support of a service or industrial process located within the same facility or group of facilities that house the generating equipment.
Direct use is exclusive of station use.

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