4901:1-37-02 Purpose and scope.

(A) The purpose of this chapter is to require all of the state's electric utilities to meet the same standards so a competitive advantage is not gained solely because of corporate affiliation.

(B) This chapter is intended to create competitive equality, prevent unfair competitive advantage, prohibit the abuse of market power and effectuate the policy of the state of Ohio embodied in section 4928.02 of the Revised Code.

(C) 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.

(D) To ensure compliance with this chapter, examination of the books and records of affiliates may be necessary.

(E) Violations of this chapter shall be subject to section 4928.18 of the Revised Code. The electric utility has the burden of proof to demonstrate compliance with this chapter.

Replaces: 4901:1-20-16

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/17/2014 and 10/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.17, 4928.06
Rule Amplifies: 4928.17
Prior Effective Dates: 3/10/00, 10/23/04, 7/17/09