(A) The rules in this chapter are intended to do all of the following:
(1) Make compliance within this chapter not unduly burdensome or expensive for any applicant in accordance with division (A) of section 4928.11 of the Revised Code.
(2) Establish uniform requirements for offering nondiscriminatory technology-neutral interconnection to customers who generate electricity, on the customer's side of the meter, to any electric distribution system that is owned and operated by a commission-regulated electric distribution utility (EDU) in Ohio, in a manner that protects public and worker safety and system reliability to the extent the commission's governing authority is not preempted by federal law.
(3) Apply in the entire territory where commission-approved tariffs apply to those situations where an applicant seeks to physically connect distributed generation to, and operate it in parallel with, the EDU's distribution system.
(4) Provide three review options for an applicant's request for interconnection with the EDU including simplified procedures, expedited procedures, and standard procedures.
(B) Each EDU in the state of Ohio shall file uniform interconnection service tariffs for commission review and approval pursuant to division (A) of section 4928.11 of the Revised Code, that includes the procedures and technical requirements set forth in this chapter for interconnection service on a first-come, first-served basis.
(C) The rules in this chapter shall not relieve any applicant from complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.