4901:5-7-01 Definitions.

(A) Unless otherwise specified, all terms used in Chapter 4901:5-7 of the Administrative Code are the same as those found in the fourth edition "Glossary For The Gas Industry" published by the planning and analysis group of the "American Gas Association."

(B) "Energy-price relationships" means the calculated or observed effects on gas demand resulting from changes in the customer price of gas or other fuels. It consists of both energy conservation effects which reduce customer energy use directly and effects which cause customers to switch to or from utility-provided gas.

(C) "Forecast year," "year of the forecast," or "year zero" means the year in which the forecast is filed.

(D) "Energy conservation" means the effect upon gas demand resulting from customer adoption and use of measures, standards, equipment, or techniques designed, at least in part, to decrease gas consumption or to increase efficiency of gas use. Energy conservation may include the result of increases in price, but does not include price-induced fuel switching.

(E) "Self-help gas and other transported gas" means natural or synthetic gas owned by or acquired on behalf of an end-user or owned by another person which was developed independently or acquired from a third party, but which requires the use of one or more company or utility to transport the gas to the end-user.

(F) "Forecast period" means year zero through year ten.

(G) "Reporting period" means year minus five through year ten.

(H) "Service area" means the geographic area within Ohio in which the company renders service to wholesale and retail consumers of gas.

(I) "Fuel switching" means the substitution of one energy source for another in a particular end use or process, as a result of changing relative prices or technologies.

Replaces: 4901:5-7-01

Effective: 02/16/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13 , 4935.04(G)
Rule Amplifies: 4935.04
Prior Effective Dates: 7/26/78, 10/12/79, 11/24/83, 7/2/84, 7/18/85, 11/20/87, 3/24/97, 5/31/07