(A) Pursuant to division (A)(1)(a) of section 4928.66 of the Revised Code, beginning in 2009, each electric utility is required to implement energy efficiency programs. Such programs, at a minimum, shall achieve established statutory benchmarks for energy efficiency. Additionally, pursuant to division (A)(1)(b) of section 4928.66 of the Revised Code, beginning in 2009, each electric utility is required to implement peak-demand reduction programs designed to achieve established statutory benchmarks for peak-demand reduction. The purpose of this chapter is to establish rules for the implementation of electric utility programs that will encourage innovation and market access for cost-effective energy efficiency and peak-demand reduction, achieve the statutory benchmark for peak-demand reduction, meet or exceed the statutory benchmark for energy efficiency, and provide for the participation of stakeholders in developing energy efficiency and peak-demand reduction programs for the benefit of the state of Ohio.
(B) The commission may, upon an application or a motion filed by a party, waive any requirement of this chapter, other than a requirement mandated by statute, for good cause shown.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4901:1-39-02