OH: PUCO proposes rules addressing RPS disclosure costs; comments invited

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has requested comments on proposed rules (Docket No. 14-1411-EL-ORD) addressing supplier disclosure of the cost to customers of the state’s Renewable and Advanced Energy Portfolio Standard. For RPS reporting, the proposed rules define a calculation whereby the cost to each customer is determined by multiplying the customer’s usage in MWh during a billing period by the applicable solar or non-solar RPS compliance percentage, and then multiplying the product by the average costs of renewable energy credits or solar RECs from the supplier’s most-recent compliance report. The deadline for comments on PUCO’s proposed rules is November 5, 2014.

Ohio enacted legislation (S.B. 310) in June 2014 that froze the state’s RPS, including the solar carve-out component, for two years.