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Rule 4901:5-37-03 | Reporting to the commission during a critical situation.


(A) Each electric entity shall promptly report to the commission:

(1) Uncontrolled loss in firm system load for fifteen minutes or more of electric power supply to a firm load of three hundred megawatts or more from a single incident.

(2) Any action to reduce firm customer loads or voltage in order to maintain reliability of the power supply system.

(3) Any appeal for the public to conserve electricity for purposes of maintaining the continuity of the electric power system.

(4) Fuel supply emergencies that could impact electric power system adequacy or reliability.

(5) Any emergency alert issued by an independent system operator or regional transmission organization that relates to or affects an electric entity.

(6) Implementation of any other legally imposed energy emergency alert procedure on behalf of the affected reporting electric entity.

(7) During an emergency, any outage or incident that damages or renders inoperable bulk electric system equipment located in Ohio.

(8) Any action taken pursuant to the rules of this chapter.

Each report shall be made by fax, electronic notification, voice mail, personal contact, or other commission-determined means with a designated commission representative and shall include a description of the situation. The provisions of this paragraph only apply to entities to the extent of the commission's statutory authority.

(B) When an electric entity is unable to relieve an existing or anticipated energy shortage by obtaining or purchasing power through an interconnected system, the independent system operator, or a regional transmission organization, each electric entity shall implement and follow the procedures of the independent system operator or regional transmission organization and the procedures in the electric entity's emergency plan, if applicable. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to any municipal or cooperative unless the governor has declared an energy emergency under section 4935.03 of the Revised Code.

Last updated July 7, 2023 at 8:26 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4935.03
Amplifies: 4935.03
Five Year Review Date: 6/26/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 9/18/2000, 2/27/2010, 11/8/2012, 2/15/2018