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 legislationĀ (S.B. 310) in June 2014 that froze the stateā€™s RPS, including the solar carve-out component, for two years.