(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 or actual period of four hours or more.
(2) One hundred or more customers in an area for a projected or actual 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 in a format prescribed by the outage coordinator.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/30/2014 and 09/30/2019
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, 6/29/09