4901:1-28-01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

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

(B) "Customer" means any person who has an agreement, by contract and/or tariff, with a gas or natural gas company to receive service or any person who requests or makes application for retail natural gas service.

(C) "Eligible customer" means a person that is eligible to participate in a governmental aggregation in accordance with sections 4929.26 and 4929.27 of the Revised Code and does not include any of the following:

(1) A person that is a both a distribution service customer and a mercantile customer on the date of commencement of service to the governmental aggregation, or the person becomes a distribution service customer after the service commencement date and is also a mercantile customer.

(2) A person that is supplied with commodity sales service pursuant to a contract with a retail natural gas supplier that is in effect on the effective date of the ordinance or resolution authorizing the aggregation.

(3) A person that is supplied with commodity sales service as part of the percentage of income payment plan program or similar or successor program adopted by the commission under Chapter 4905. or 4929. of the Revised Code.

(4) A person that has failed to discharge, or enter into a plan to discharge, all existing arrearages owed to or being billed by the incumbent natural gas company.

(D) Existing customer means a person who has a contract with a retail natural gas supplier or governmental aggregator for the provision of competitive retail natural gas service.

(E) "Governmental aggregator" has the meaning set forth in division (K)(1) of section 4929.01 of the Revised Code. For purposes of this chapter, "governmental aggregator" specifically excludes a municipal corporation acting exclusively under Section 4 of Article XVIII, Ohio Constitution, as an aggregator for the provision of competitive retail natural gas service.

(F) "Mercantile customer" has the meaning set forth in division (L) of section 4929.01 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Natural gas company" has the meaning set forth in division (G) of section 4929.01 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Operations and governance plan" means a plan adopted by a governmental aggregator pursuant to division (C) of section 4929.26 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Opt off" means an action by a person to remove their name and associated account information from a natural gas company's pre-enrollment list.

(J) "Opt-out notice" means a notice provided to the public pursuant to section 4929.26 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Pre-enrollment list" means a list of customers and associated customer information compiled by a natural gas company pursuant to division (F) of section 4929.22 of the Revised Code and as directed by the commission.

(L) "Retail natural gas service" has the meaning set forth in division (M) of section 4929.01 of the Revised Code.

(M) "Retail natural gas supplier" has the meaning set forth in division (N) of section 4929.01 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 04/13/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/24/2007 and 11/30/2011
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4929.01
Rule Amplifies: 4929.01 , 4929.26 , 4929.27 , 4929.22
Prior Effective Dates: 7/4/02