4901:1-21-19 Disclosures of renewable energy resource compliance costs.

(A) As used in this rule, "renewable energy resource" has the meaning set forth in division (A)(37) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Each competitive retail electric service (CRES) provider shall list on all customer bills sent by the CRES provider that do not include electric distribution utility (EDU) charges the individual customer cost of compliance with the renewable energy resource requirements for the applicable billing period.

(1) The cost of compliance with the renewable energy resource requirements shall be calculated as the sum of the following:

(a) The customer's usage in megawatt-hours for the applicable billing period, multiplied by the statutory solar percentage requirement pursuant to division (B)(2) of section 4928.64 of the Revised Code for the year in which the bill is issued, multiplied by the average of the Ohio solar and other solar renewable energy credit (REC) costs for CRES providers as reported in the commission's most recent compliance report provided to the general assembly; and

(b) The customer's usage in megawatt-hours for the applicable billing period, multiplied by the statutory non-solar percentage requirement pursuant to division (B)(2) of section 4928.64 of the Revised Code for the year in which the bill is issued, multiplied by the average of the Ohio non-solar and other non-solar REC costs for CRES providers as reported in the commission's most recent compliance report provided to the general assembly. The statutory non-solar requirement shall equal the total renewable requirement net of the solar requirement.

(2) In the event that the commission's compliance report provided to the general assembly does not include separate REC costs for Ohio and other resources, the CRES solar and CRES non-solar REC costs as presented in the report should be inserted into the calculation where applicable.

(C) Each CRES provider shall list on all customer bills sent by the CRES provider that include both EDU and CRES provider charges (consolidated bills) all of the following for the applicable billing period:

(1) The cost of compliance with the renewable energy resource requirements, calculated as set forth in paragraph (B)(1) of this rule.

(2) The EDU's cost of compliance with the energy efficiency savings requirements under section 4928.66 of the Revised Code, calculated as set forth in paragraph (B)(2) of rule 4901:1-10-35 of the Administrative Code.

(3) The EDU's cost of compliance with the peak demand reduction requirements under section 4928.66 of the Revised Code, calculated as set forth in paragraph (B)(3) of rule 4901:1-10-35 of the Administrative Code.

(D) Each of these costs shall be listed on each customer's monthly bill as a distinct line item.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4901:1-21-19

Effective: 12/10/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/24/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.65
Rule Amplifies: 4928.65