4901:1-10-23 Billing adjustments.

(A) When an electric utility has undercharged any nonresidential customer as the result of a meter or metering inaccuracy, billing problem, or other continuing problem under the electric utility's control, unless the customer and the electric utility agree otherwise, the maximum portion of the undercharge that may be billed to the customer in any billing month, based upon the appropriate rates, shall be determined by dividing the amount of the undercharge by the number of months of undercharged service. The electric utility shall only bill the customer for the amount of the total undercharge amount rendered in the thirty-six month period immediately prior to the date the company remedies the metering inaccuracy. Each electric utility shall state the total amount to be collected in the first bill under this rule. This rule shall not affect the electric utility's recovery of regular monthly charges.

(B) Pursuant to Section 4933.28 of the Revised Code, the company may only bill the residential customer for the amount of the unmetered electricity rendered in the three hundred sixty-five days immediately prior to the date the company remedies the meter inaccuracy.

(C) This rule shall not apply to tampering with or unauthorized reconnection of the meter, metering equipment, or electric utility's property which causes meter or metering inaccuracies or no measurement of service.

Effective: 12/20/2014
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: 4928.11 , 4905.06 , 4905.22 , 4905.37 , 4933.28
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/99, 1/1/04, 6/29/09