(A) As used in this rule, "outage" means an interruption of service to:
(1) Two thousand five hundred or more customers in an area for a projected period of four hours or more.
(2) One hundred or more customers in an area for a projected period of twenty-four hours or more.
(3) A facility of any telephone company, electric light company, natural gas company, water-works company, or a sewage disposal system company, as defined in section 4905.03 of the Revised Code and including a company that is operated not-for-profit, or owned or operated by a municipal corporation, when an interruption to that facility for a projected period of four hours or more, affects or will affect public safety.
(4) Any police department, fire department, hospital, or countywide 9-1-1 system, for a projected period of four hours or more.
As used in this paragraph, "area" means the electric utility's certified territory within a county or all adjoining municipalities and townships in an electric utility's certified territory.
(B) Each electric utility shall immediately report each outage to the commission's outage coordinator. Each electric utility shall report to the commission's outage coordinator by voice mail message or e-mail or, during normal business hours, by faxing the outage report on a model form approved by the commission's outage coordinator.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/26/2008 and 09/30/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.22 , 4905.04 , 4928.06 , 4928.11
Rule Amplifies: 4905.06 , 4905.22 , 4905.28 , 4928.11
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/99, 9/18/00, 1/1/04