4901:1-25-01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Affiliate" shall have the meaning set forth in rule 4901:1-20-16 of the Administrative Code.

(B) "Aggregation service" means the act of combining the electric load of multiple customers for the purposes of supplying or arranging for the supply of competitive retail electric generation service to those customers.

(C) "Aggregator" means a person who provides aggregation service.

(D) "Certified competitive electric cooperative" means a not-for-profit electric light company that both is or has been financed in whole or in part under the "Rural Electrification Act of 1936," 49 Stat. 1363, 7 U.S.C. 901 , and owns or operates facilities in this state to generate, transmit, or distribute electricity, or a not-for-profit successor of such company, which has been certified by the commission to be a competitive retail electric service provider in accordance with the provisions of section 4928.08 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Commercial customer" means a nonresidential, nonindustrial customer.

(F) "Commission" means the public utilities commission of Ohio.

(G) "Competitive retail electric service" (CRES) shall have the meaning set forth in division (A)(4) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Customer" for the purpose of this chapter shall have the same meaning as it has in the distribution tariff of the electric distribution utility serving the customer.

(I) "Electric utility" shall have the meaning set forth in division (A)(11) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Electric services company" shall have the meaning set forth in division (A)(9) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Governmental aggregator" shall have the meaning set forth in division (A)(13) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code. In accordance with division (F) of section 4928.20 of the Revised Code, a governmental aggregator is not a public utility engaging in the wholesale purchase and resale of electricity, and provision of the aggregation service is not a wholesale utility transaction.

(L) "Independent power producer" means an owner of generation who sells at least a portion of the electric energy from that generation at retail.

(M) "Industrial customers" means establishments categorized under standard industrial classification codes 01 through 39, or the associated 1997 North American industry classification system codes 11, 21, 23, 31, 32, and 33.

(N) "Interconnection applicant" shall have the same meaning as "applicant" in paragraph (A) of rule 4901:1-22-01 of the Administrative Code.

(O) "Interconnection application" shall have the same meaning as "application" in paragraph (B) of rule 4901:1-22-01 of the Administrative Code.

(P) "Ohio certificate number" means the authorized identification number of an approved certification to provide a CRES as granted to the provider by the commission in accordance with the provisions of section 4928.08 of the Revised Code.

(Q) "Power marketer" means a person, certified by the commission, who provides power marketing services.

(R) "Power marketing" means assuming the contractual and legal responsibility for the sale and provision of competitive retail electric generation service to a retail customer in this state and having title to electric power at some point during the transaction.

(S) "Reporting entity" means the electric utility or the certified competitive retail electric service provider filing market monitoring information on a regularly scheduled basis as required by the commission.

(T) "Residential customers" means customers who consume electricity at private residences, whether owned or rented, including single family homes, multifamily housing units that are individually metered, and mobile homes only for personal use. Institutional housing, such as school dormitories, hospitals, and military barracks are included in the commercial sector.

(U) "Special contract customer" means a customer taking bundled service under a contract approved by the commission.

(V) "Street lighting and other customer" means a customer purchasing electric generation service for purposes of street and highway lighting.

(W) "Standard service offer" means a standard service offer filed with the commission by an electric utility under section 4928.141 of the Revised Code, of all CRES necessary to maintain essential electric service to consumers, including a firm supply of electric generation service priced.

Effective: 06/29/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/26/2008 and 09/30/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06
Rule Amplifies: 4928.06
Prior Effective Dates: 9/18/00