Chapter 4901:5-3 Filing of Long-Term Forecast Reports; Fees

4901:5-3-01 Long-term forecast report due dates.

(A) All electric transmission owners or electric utilities required by section 4935.04 of the Revised Code to file a long-term forecast report must file annually on or before April fifteenth. For years in which their forecast does not show substantial change, the electric transmission owner or the electric utility may file only the forms specified in Chapter 4901:5-5 of the Administrative Code in satisfying the requirements of this rule. In any year that a hearing is required under division (D)(3) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code, the electric transmission owner or electric utility must file a complete long-term forecast report.

(B) All gas and natural gas distribution companies required by section 4935.04 of the Revised Code to file a long-term forecast report must file annually on or before June first. On alternating years, each gas utility may file only the forms specified in Chapter 4901:5-7 of the Administrative Code in satisfying the requirements of this rule. In any year that a hearing is required under division (D)(3) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code, the reporting utility must file a complete long-term forecast report.

(C) On or before December thirty-first of each year, the commission shall notify each electric transmission owner or electric utility of the number of copies of its long-term forecast report it shall be required to submit at the next filing. On or before February fifteenth of each year, the commission shall notify each gas or natural gas distribution company of the number of copies of its long-term forecast report it shall be required to submit at the next filing. In the event that no notice is sent by the commission, the company shall submit the same number of copies of the long-term forecast report submitted with the previous year's filing.

(D) Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, the commission may grant an extension of the filing deadline for good cause shown.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 12/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13 , 4935.04
Rule Amplifies: 4935.04
Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/87, 3/18/88, 1/15/90, 3/24/97, 9/18/00, 5/31/07, 12/10/09

4901:5-3-02 Fees.

(A) Fees for electric transmission owners or electric utilities shall be submitted annually to the commission on or before May first.

(B) Fees for gas and natural gas distribution companies shall be submitted annually to the commission on or before September fifteenth.

(C) All fee payments shall be made by check, payable to "the public utilities commission of Ohio."

(D) The commission shall annually determine the fee each utility must pay, and shall notify each utility as to that amount at least thirty days prior to the date payment is due.

(E) Fees for electric transmission owners or electric utilities will be based on:

(1) For electric transmission owners, the fee shall be two and one-half mills per megawatt hour delivery based upon the energy deliveries for loads connected to the system inside Ohio for the most recent year for which actual data is reported on the most recently filed form FE-T1 column twelve.

(2) For electric utilities, the fee shall be two and one-half mills per

megawatt-hour delivery based upon the net energy for load for the most recent year for which actual data is reported on the most recently filed form FE-D1 column eight.

(F) Fees for gas and natural gas distribution companies will be based on two factors:

(1) In-state total number of meters in December of the preceding year, as reported to the commission on form SG-1.

(2) Total in-state sales for the most recent calendar year for which actual data are reported to the commission on the most recently filed form SG-1.

(G) Annual fees for gas and natural gas distribution companies shall be the sum of the following charges:

(1) One hundred mills per meter.

(2) Two hundred ninety-seven mills per million cubic feet.

Effective: 02/12/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/21/2011 and 12/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4935.04
Rule Amplifies: 4935.04
Prior Effective Dates: 10/12/79, 6/1/83, 10/14/85, 11/20/87, 3/24/97, 9/18/00, 5/31/07, 12/10/09

4901:5-3-03 Calculation of forecast rates of change.

(A) For the purposes of division (D)(3)(c)(i) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code, the change in the average annual rate of change in the forecasted electric peak loads or energy delivery shall be calculated by comparing the average annual compound rate of change of the previous year's long-term forecast with the average annual rate of change of the current year's long-term forecast. The average annual compound rate of change shall be calculated as the rate of change occurring between year zero and year ten.

(B) The average annual compound rate of change in electric energy delivery for a given forecast shall be calculated as the rate of change occurring between year zero and year ten. For electric utilities, the rate of change shall be calculated based upon the net energy for load on form FE-D1, column eight.

(C) The average annual compound rate of change in electric peak loads for a given forecast shall be calculated as the rate of change occurring between year zero and year ten. The greater of winter or summer internal load shall be used to determine average annual compound rate of change. For electric utilities, the rate of change shall be based upon the electric utility's forecast of its seasonal peak load demand in Ohio as reported on form FE-D3.

(D) For the purposes of division (D)(3)(c)(i) of section 4935.04 of the Revised Code, the change in the average annual rate of change in the forecasted gas consumption shall be calculated by comparing the average annual compound rate of change of the previous year's long-term forecast with the average annual compound rate of change of the current year's long-term forecast. The average annual compound rate of change shall be calculated as the rate of change occurring between year zero and year ten.

(E) The average annual compound rate of change in gas consumption for a given forecast shall be calculated as the rate of change occurring between year zero and year ten, as reported in the sum of column ten, total consumption, of form FG1-1 plus column four, total volumes transported by respondent for on-system customers, of form FG1-6.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 12/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13 , 4935.04
Rule Amplifies: 4935.04
Prior Effective Dates: 11/12/78, 10/12/79, 6/1/83, 10/14/85, 11/20/87, 3/24/97, 9/18/00, 5/31/07, 12/10/09