4928.544 Design, management, and supervision of competitive procurement process.

(A) For the purpose of facilitating compliance with sections 4928.54, 4928.541, and 4928.542 of the Revised Code, and upon written request by the director of development services, the public utilities commission shall design, manage, and supervise the competitive procurement process required by section 4928.54 of the Revised Code. To the extent reasonably possible, and to minimize costs, the process may be designed based on any existing competitive procurement process for the establishment of the default generation supply price for electric distribution utilities.

This division does not preclude a process design that is based on a competitive procurement process that applies to the combined certified territories of electric distribution utilities subject to common ownership.

(B) The director of development services shall reimburse the commission for its costs incurred under division (A) of this section. The reimbursements constitute administrative costs of the low-income customer assistance programs for the purpose of division (A) of section 4928.51 of the Revised Code.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.