Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of "Gas company" the following definition:-
"Multiple-use alternative fuel", any fuel other than coal, pipeline gas, liquified natural gas, number two oil, number six oil, nuclear or any combination thereof which is also capable of powering internal combustion engines and diesel engines.
SECTION 2. Section 94A of said chapter 164, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "review", in line 17, the words:- when considering contracts with facilities up to four hundred and fifty megawatts, utilizing mutliple-use alternative fuels, the department may approve contracts in which the fuel component of the delivered price of electricity is fixed at a figure no greater than the nineteen hundred and eighty-nine state annual forecast of energy resources projected cost of the fuel predominantly used in the commonwealth for the year in which such facility commences service, and the department may approve contracts on a must-run basis which allows for payment under such contracts notwithstanding the actual dispatch of that facility.
SECTION 3. This act shall become inoperative on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and ninety-five; provided, however, that any approval of any contract under section two of this act shall continue in full force and effect.