Utilities With Retail Choice File To Implement Time-Varying Generation Rate Option For Non-Shopping Customers
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The FirstEnergy Ohio utilities (The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, Ohio Edison Company, and The Toledo Edison Company) have filed at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to revise the Generation Service Rider (Rider GEN) to add a time-varying rate offering for non-shopping customers.
As directed in prior PUCO orders in Case Nos. 16-481-EL-UNC and 17-2436-EL-UNC, et al., the FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs seek to change the Generation Service Rider (Rider GEN) in order to
establish a time-varying rate offering for non-shopping residential customers with an advanced
meter installed by the companies, and to expand the eligibility of the existing time-varying rate
offering for non-shopping non-residential customers to include those with an advanced meter installed
by the companies (currently limited to customers with qualifying time-of-day metering).
Under PUCO's prior orders, once there are either (a) at least three retail suppliers offering products utilizing AMI data or (b) at least three different types of time-varying products utilizing AMI data, then the FirstEnergy utilities, with Commission approval, will withdraw their SSO time-of-use rate offering.
Under the new residential Time of Day option for non-shopping customers, the customer would pay a three-part energy charge (mid-day peak, shoulder peak, and off-peak) which varies by season, in addition to a fixed capacity charge that is the same as for customers under the standard Rider GEN SSO service (the total bypassable SSO rate would also include additional bypassable riders which are not part of Rider GEN, such as Rider AER, etc).
The proposed Rider GEN Time Of Day Option Residential energy charges under the filing are as follows, with rates the same for all three FirstEnergy Ohio EDCs:
FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities
RS Energy Charges (¢/kWh)
Rider GEN Time Of Day Option - Residential
Midday Peak 7.9156¢
Shoulder Peak 5.1937¢
Midday Peak 6.4245¢
Shoulder Peak 4.7260¢
Midday-peak time shall be 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. EPT, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Shoulder-peak time shall be 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EPT, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Holidays are defined as New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Off-Peak shall be all other hours.
A customer may terminate its participation in this time-of-day option at any time.