4901:1-35-01 Definitions.

(A) "Application" means an application for standard service offer pursuant to this chapter.

(B) "Commission" means the public utilities commission of Ohio.

(C) "Competitive bidding process" means a bidding process established pursuant to section 4928.142 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Dynamic retail pricing" means a retail rate design which includes prices that can change based on changes in wholesale electricity prices, power system conditions, or the marginal cost of providing electric service.

(E) "Electric utility" shall have the meaning set forth in division (A)(11) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Electric security plan" means an electric utility plan for the supply and pricing of electric generation service including other related matters pursuant to section 4928.143 of the Revised Code.

(G) "First application for a market rate offer" means the application filed under section 4928.142 of the Revised Code by an electric utility that has not previously implemented an approved market-rate offer.

(H) "Market development period" shall have the meaning set forth in division (A)(17) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Market-rate offer" means an electric utility plan for the supply and pricing of electric generation service pursuant to section 4928.142 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Person" shall have the meaning set forth in division (A)(24) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Rate plan" means an electric utility's standard service offer approved by the commission prior to January 1, 2009, that established rates for electric service at the expiration of an electric utility's market development period.

(L) "Standard service offer" means an electric utility offer to provide consumers, on a comparable and nondiscriminatory basis within its certified territory, all competitive retail electric services necessary to maintain essential electric service to consumers, including a firm supply of electric generation service.

(M) "Staff" means the staff of the commission or its authorized representatives.

(N) "Time differentiated pricing" means a retail rate design which includes differing prices based upon the time that electricity is used in order to reflect differences in expected costs or wholesale electricity prices in different time periods.

Replaces: 4901:1-35-01

Effective: 05/07/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/30/2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06 , 4928.141
Rule Amplifies: 4928.14 , 4928.141 , 4928.142 , 4928.143
Prior Effective Dates: 5/27/04