Chapter 4901:1-36 Transmission Cost Recovery Rider

4901:1-36-01 Definitions.

(A) "Application" means an application for a transmission cost recovery rider pursuant to this chapter.

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

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

(D) "Staff" means the staff of the commission or its authorized representative.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/17/2014 and 10/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06, 4928.141
Rule Amplifies: 4928.05, 4928.143
Prior Effective Dates: 4/2/09

4901:1-36-02 Purpose and scope.

(A) This chapter authorizes an electric utility to recover, through a reconcilable rider on the electric utility's distribution rates, all transmission and transmission-related costs, including ancillary and congestion costs, imposed on or charged to the utility, net of financial transmission rights and other transmission-related revenues credited to the electric utility, by the federal energy regulatory commission or a regional transmission organization, independent transmission operator, or similar organization approved by the federal energy regulatory commission.

(B) The commission may, upon an application or a motion filed by a party, waive any requirement of this chapter, other than a requirement mandated by statute, for good cause shown.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/17/2014 and 10/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06, 4928.141
Rule Amplifies: 4928.05, 4928.143
Prior Effective Dates: 7/17/09

4901:1-36-03 Application.

(A) Each electric utility which seeks recovery of transmission and transmission-related costs shall file an application with the commission for a transmission cost recovery rider. The initial application shall include all information set forth in the appendix to this rule.

(B) Each electric utility with an approved transmission cost recovery rider shall update the rider on an annual basis pursuant to a schedule set forth by commission order. Each application to update the transmission cost recovery rider shall include all information set forth in the appendix to this rule.

(C) The commission may order that consultants be hired, with the costs billed to the electric utility and recoverable through the rider, to conduct prudence and/or financial reviews of the costs incurred and recovered through the transmission cost recovery rider.

(D) Each annual application to update the transmission cost recovery rider should be made not less than seventy-five days prior to the proposed effective date of the updated rider.

(E) If at anytime during the period between annual update filings, the electric utility or staff determines that costs are or will be substantially different than the amounts authorized as the result of the electric utility's previous application, the electric utility should file, on its own initiative or by order of the commission, an interim application to adjust the transmission cost recovery rider in order to avoid excessive carrying costs and to minimize rate impacts for the following update filing.

(F) Affected parties may file a motion to intervene and detailed comments on any issues concerning any application filed under this rule within forty days of the date of the filing of the application.

Effective: 1/1/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/17/2014 and 10/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06, 4928.141
Rule Amplifies: 4928.05, 4928.143
Prior Effective Dates: 4/2/09

4901:1-36-04 Limitations.

(A) The transmission cost recovery rider costs are reconcilable on an annual basis, with carrying charges to be applied to both over- and under-recovery of costs.

(B) The transmission cost recovery rider shall be avoidable by all customers who choose alternative generation suppliers and the electric utility no longer bears the responsibility of providing generation and transmission service to the customers.

(C) The transmission cost recovery rider shall include transmission and transmission-related costs and off-setting revenues, including ancillary and congestion-related costs and revenues, charged or credited to the utility by the federal energy regulatory commission or a regional transmission organization, independent transmission operator, or similar organization approved by the federal energy regulatory commission to the extent such costs and revenues are not included in any other schedule or rider in the electric utility's tariff on file with the commission.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/17/2014 and 10/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06, 4928.141
Rule Amplifies: 4928.05, 4928.143
Prior Effective Dates: 4/2/09

4901:1-36-05 Hearings.

Unless otherwise ordered by the commission, the legal director, the deputy legal director, or the attorney examiner, the commission shall approve the application or set the matter for hearing within seventy-five days after the filing of a complete application under this chapter. Proposed rates will become effective on the seventh-fifth day subject to reconciliation adjustments following any hearing, if necessary, or in its subsequent filing.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/17/2014 and 10/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06, 4928.141
Rule Amplifies: 4928.05, 4928.143
Prior Effective Dates: 4/2/09

4901:1-36-06 Additional information.

(A) On a biennial basis, the electric utility shall provide additional information detailing the electric utility's policies and procedures for minimizing any costs in the transmission cost recovery rider where the electric utility has control over such costs.

(B) On a quarterly basis, each electric utility that seeks recovery of transmission and transmission-related costs shall submit to staff a report listing the cost components and amounts, customer revenue, and the monthly over and under-recovery in a format similar to that used in the application schedules for the reconciliation adjustment.

Effective: 1/1/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/17/2014 and 10/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06, 4928.141
Rule Amplifies: 4928.05, 4928.143
Prior Effective Dates: 4/2/09