PUC Issues Proposed Rule To Allow Customers To Request Switch Block From Utility
Proposed Rule Would Prohibit Inclusion Of Non-Commodity Services On Utility Consolidated Bills
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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued proposed revisions to its electric service rules that would, among other things, allow customers to request a switch block on their account
Under the draft, "Each electric utility shall allow any customer to request a competitive retail electric service provider block be placed on their account. The block shall prevent the customer generation service provider from being switched without the customer’s authorization to the electric utility in the form of a customer provided code or other customer identifiable manner. The release shall be provided to the electric utility from the customer or other authorized persons on the account. The code shall be considered confidential customer information."
The draft rules would also provide that, "No consolidated bill format shall contain charges for non-commodity goods or services from a thirty party of the EDU."
The draft also includes provisions governing prepaid service under utility consolidated billing.