4901:1-10-32 Cooperation with certified governmental aggregators.

(A) Each electric utility shall cooperate with governmental aggregators to facilitate the proper formation and functioning of governmental aggregations. Upon the request of a certified governmental aggregator or certified electric services company under contract with the governmental aggregator, the electric utility shall provide for all customers residing within the governmental aggregator's boundaries, including those customers who have opted off the pre-enrollment list, the following information:

(1) An updated list of names, account numbers, service addresses, billing addresses, rate codes, percentage of income payment plan codes, load data, and other related customer information, consistent with the information that is provided to other electric services companies, must be available in spreadsheet, word processing, or an electronic non-image-based format, with formulas intact, compatible with personal computers..

(2) An identification of customers who are currently in contract with an electric services company or in a special agreement with the electric utility.

(3) On a best efforts basis, an identification of mercantile customers.

(B) Each electric utility shall provide such customer information list to the governmental aggregator, or the electric services company under contract with the governmental aggregator, at no charge.

(C) Each electric utility shall publish charges and/or fees for services and information provided to governmental aggregators in an approved tariff filed with the commission.

(D) Unless a customer notifies the electric utility of the customer's intent not to join a governmental aggregation by responding to the confirmation notice or providing some other notice as provided by the electric utility's tariffs, the electric utility shall switch customer accounts to or from a governmental aggregation under the same processes and time frames provided in published tariffs for switching other customer accounts. A switching fee shall not be assessed to customer accounts that switch to or from a governmental aggregation.

(E) Pursuant to division (I) of section 4928.20 of the Revised Code, if the electric utility establishes a surcharge under section 4928.144 of the Revised Code, the electric utility shall charge customers that are part of a governmental aggregation only a portion of such surcharge that is proportionate to the benefits that the electric load centers within the jurisdiction of the governmental aggregation as a group receive as determined by the commission.

(F) Each electric utility shall cooperate with governmental aggregators to determine the amount of any surcharge that will be assessed to customers that are part of a governmental aggregation pursuant to division (I) of section 4928.20 of the Revised Code.

(G) If a governmental aggregator notifies the commission of its election to not receive standby service from the electric utility that is operating under an approved electric security plan during the governmental aggregation program, the electric utility shall not charge any customer that is part of that governmental aggregation for standby service. However, the electric utility shall charge any customer that returns to the electric utility for retail electric service during the governmental aggregation program the market price of power incurred by the electric utility to serve that customer plus any amount attributable to the electric utility's cost of compliance with the alternative energy resource provisions of section 4928.64 of the Revised Code to serve that customer, unless that customer becomes ineligible pursuant to paragraph (E)(1)(a) or (E)(1)(g) of rule 4901:1-21-17 of the Administrative Code, or that customer moves within the aggregation boundaries where the electric utility considers the customer that is moving to be a new customer, or the commission otherwise terminates the electric utility's electric security plan in effect during the governmental aggregation program.

Effective: 06/29/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/26/2008 and 09/30/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06 , 4928.11 , 4928.20
Rule Amplifies: 4928.20 , 4928.11
Prior Effective Dates: 4/12/02, 1/1/04