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