(A) A natural gas company that has an approved exit-the-merchant-function plan shall continue to supply default commodity sales service for choice-ineligible customers and PIPP-enrolled customers after the natural gas company's choice-eligible customers have been transferred to retail natural gas suppliers pursuant to the approved plan. Natural gas commodity for choice-eligible customers shall be procured by an auction or a public request for proposal.
(B) A natural gas company that has an approved exit-the-merchant-function plan shall retain the natural gas company's distribution function, including safety, but shall not be responsible for supplying default commodity sales service to any choice-eligible customer. However, the natural gas company may use best efforts to be the provider of last resort.
Replaces: part of 4901:1-19-09