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Environmental Disclosure Information for EDUs and CRES Providers

The PUCO’s Environmental Disclosure Rules require competitive retail electric supply (CRES) providers and electric distribution utilities (EDUs) to supply their customers with specified environmental information in a standardized format.  Included in this format is a component which conveys regional environmental data. 

The data below represents the regional generation resource mix and air emissions to be incorporated within the 2015 environmental disclosure forms. For the 2015 environmental disclosure forms, the source of the regional mix data has changed from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) state data to the PJM system mix (June 2013-May 2014). While the footprint of the regional mix has changed, the overall trend of natural gas fired power increasing and coal fired power decreasing continues.  

 

Regional Generation Resource Mix (%)

 

2015

2014 2013 2012 2011

Coal Fired Power

45.5

65.5 73 74 77

Nuclear Power

34

16 16 16 16

Natural Gas Fired Power

16

14.5 8 7 5

Wind power

2

1.5 1 1 0

Hydropower

1

1 1 1 1
Biomass power 0.5 1 1 1 1

Oil-fired power

0.5

0.5 0.5 0.5 1

Other

0.5 - - - -

Regional Air Emission Rates (pounds/MWh)

Carbon Dioxide

1,137

1,635 1,685 1,705 1,723

Sulfur Dioxide

2.3 5.2 5.6 6.8 8.2

Nitrogen Oxides

1

1.5 1.7 1.6 2.6

 

The environmental disclosure rules are at the following links:

 

EDUs

http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4901%3A1-10-31

 

CRES providers

http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4901%3A1-21-09

 

The rules include the following schedule:

 

  • January – disclose projected data for current calendar year.
  • March – disclose actual data for the prior calendar year, compared to projected data for prior calendar year.
  • June – disclose actual data for the period January through March of current year, compared to projected data for current calendar year.
  • September – disclose actual data for the period January through June of current year, compared to projected data for current calendar year.
  • December – disclose actual data for the period January through September of current year, compared to projected data for current calendar year.
  • The annual form goes out in January. The quarterly form goes out in March, June, September, December. 

Also, the rules state:

 

Each EDU or CRES provider shall electronically submit its annual projection and quarterly comparisons of environmental disclosure data to the deputy director of the utilities department or their designee consistent with the schedule presented in paragraph (C)(4)(c) of the above rule. The information provided to staff shall be identical in content and format to that provided to customers.

 

The designee is:

 

Mark Bellamy

PUCO

180 E. Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 644-8295

Mark.Bellamy@puc.state.oh.us