4929.30 Prior arrangements, contracts and aggregation programs.

(A) Nothing in sections 4929.20 to 4929.29 of the Revised Code affects any arrangement or other contract to supply or arrange for the supply of commodity sales service or ancillary service to a consumer in this state, which arrangement or contract was entered into prior to the effective date of initial rules adopted pursuant to division (A) of section 4929.20 of the Revised Code, and was authorized as a result of a rule or order adopted or issued by the public utilities commission under Chapter 4905. of the Revised Code; and nothing in sections 4929.20 to 4929.29 of the Revised Code affects any rights or duties of any person under such an arrangement or contract for the term of the arrangement or contract.

(B) Nothing in sections 4929.20 to 4929.29 of the Revised Code applies to a community aggregation program that is designed and operated to avoid gaps in the cumulative coverage of the aggregation and under which more than fifty per cent of a natural gas company's customers were enrolled in the program as of January 1, 2001. A municipal corporation served under such a program by the facilities of a natural gas company may continue to provide competitive retail natural gas service to customers in the aggregation, including school districts and customers outside the boundaries of the municipal corporation.

Effective Date: 06-26-2001