Support service that is available, as needed, to supplement a consumer, a utility system or to another utility to replace normally scheduled power that becomes unavailable.
Back-up service to a primary source of gas for transportation customers; often a customer receives primary service from another source, but contracts for standby from an LDC
A customer or AES may at their option contract with a utility or a competitive supplier to provide electric generation service in the event that the primary source of supply is disabled or becomes unavailable for any reason. This is sometimes called â€œstandby generation service.â€ The MPSC establishes the rates regulated Electric Suppliers can charge for providing standby service. Competitive suppliers may provide standby service under market-based rates.