(A) After the filing of a standard service offer application that conforms to the commission's rules, the commission shall set the matter for hearing and shall cause notice of the hearing to be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in each county in the electric utility's certified territory. At such hearing, the burden of proof to show that the proposals in the application are just and reasonable and are consistent with the policy of the state as delineated in divisions (A) to (N) of section 4928.02 of the Revised Code shall be upon the electric utility.
(B) Interested persons wishing to participate in the hearing shall file a motion to intervene no later than forty-five days after the issuance of the entry scheduling the hearing, unless ordered otherwise by the commission, legal director, deputy legal director, or attorney examiner. This rule does not prohibit the filing of a motion to intervene and conducting discovery prior to the issuance of an entry scheduling a hearing.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
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, 5/7/09