4901:5-37-02 General provisions.

(A) The rules in this chapter are intended to result in electric entities:

(1) Preventing emergencies.

(2) Initiating and performing system restoration for any electric service that suffered an outage due to a critical situation.

(3) Preserving and protecting electric services whose operations continued or were restored during a critical situation.

(B) Each electric entity shall comply with the rules of this chapter and orders of the commission during a critical situation that has adversely affected, or may adversely affect, the operation or reliability of electric service.

(C) Each electric distribution utility shall submit to the commission its curtailment plan and amendments on energy shortages or delivery constraints.

(D) The commission may consult with the independent system operator or regional transmission organization, and may, in addition to the rules of this chapter, adopt orders to require any electric entity to take prescribed actions before an emergency and/or to initiate or to terminate any action during an emergency. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to any municipal or cooperative unless the governor has declared an energy emergency under section 4935.03 of the Revised Code.

(E) 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.

(F) The commission may direct the attorney general to bring an action for immediate injunction or other appropriate relief to enforce commission orders and to secure immediate compliance with this chapter.

Effective: 11/08/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/23/2012 and 11/30/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4935.03
Rule Amplifies: 4935.03
Prior Effective Dates: 9/18/2000, 2/27/2010