4928.15 Schedules for provision of noncompetitive service.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in sections 4928.31 to 4928.40 of the Revised Code, no electric utility shall supply noncompetitive retail electric distribution service in this state on or after the starting date of competitive retail electric service except pursuant to a schedule for that service that is consistent with the state policy specified in section 4928.02 of the Revised Code and filed with the public utilities commission under section 4909.18 of the Revised Code. The schedule shall provide that electric distribution service under the schedule is available to all consumers within the utility's certified territory and to any supplier to those consumers on a nondiscriminatory and comparable basis. Distribution service rates and charges under the schedule shall be established in accordance with Chapters 4905. and 4909. of the Revised Code. The schedule shall include an obligation to build distribution facilities when necessary to provide adequate distribution service, provided that a customer requesting that service may be required to pay all or part of the reasonable incremental cost of the new facilities, in accordance with rules, policy, precedents, or orders of the commission.

(B) Except as otherwise provided in sections 4928.31 to 4928.40 of the Revised Code and except as preempted by federal law, no electric utility shall supply the transmission service or ancillary service component of noncompetitive retail electric service in this state on or after the starting date of competitive retail electric service except pursuant to a schedule for that service component that is consistent with the state policy specified in section 4928.02 of the Revised Code and filed with the commission under section 4909.18 of the Revised Code. The schedule shall provide that transmission or ancillary service under the schedule is available to all consumers and to any supplier to those consumers on a nondiscriminatory and comparable basis. Service rates and charges under the schedule shall be established in accordance with Chapters 4905. and 4909. of the Revised Code.

(C) A self-generator shall have access to backup electricity supply from its competitive electric generation service provider at a rate to be determined by contract.

Effective Date: 10-05-1999