4901:1-12-01 Definitions.

(A) "Commission" means the public utilities commission.

(B) "Gas company" and "natural gas company" have the meanings set forth in section 4905.03 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Ohio coal research and development cost adjustment" means a provision in a schedule of a gas or natural gas company that requires or allows the company to, without adherence to section 4909.18 or 4909.19 of the Revised Code, recover on a uniform basis per unit of sales Ohio coal research and development costs, determined to be reasonable by the commission.

(D) "Ohio coal research and development costs" means all reasonable costs associated with a facility or project undertaken by a public utility, for which a recommendation to allow the recovery of costs associated therewith has been made under division (B)( 7) of section 1551.33 of the Revised Code , including, but not limited to, capital costs, such as costs of debt and equity; construction and operation costs; termination and retirement costs; costs of feasibility and marketing studies associated with the project; and the acquisition and delivery costs of Ohio coal used in the project, less any expenditures of grant moneys .

(E) "Ohio coal research and development project" means any coal research and development, or any coal research and development facility with all or a part of the cost thereof being paid from a loan or grant from the Ohio coal development office or a loan guaranteed by the office under division (C) of section 1555.01 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Ohio coal research and development rate" means the updated semiannual research and development cost adjustment determined in accordance with rule 4901:1-12-06 of the Administrative Code.

(G) "Mcf" means a unit of gas equal to one thousand cubic feet.

(H) "Ccf" means a unit of gas equal to one hundred cubic feet.

(I) "Customer" means each billing account of a gas or natural gas company.

(J) "Total sales" means all sales of includable gas supplies to retail customers. "Total sales" does not include volumes transported to consumers under self-help arrangements.

(K) "Jurisdictional sales" means total sales, less sales to customers under municipal ordinances rates, except sales under municipal ordinances which have adopted, by reference or otherwise, rates established by the commission.

(L) "Reconciliation adjustment" means a positive or negative adjustment to future Ohio coal research and development recovery rates ordered by the commission pursuant to rule 4901:1-12-06 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 11/17/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/01/2016 and 09/02/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.304
Rule Amplifies: 1551.33, 1555.01, 4905.01, 4905.304
Prior Effective Dates: 5/5/1988