Competitive retail electric service provider certification applications and filing instructions
In order to supply competitive retail electric service (CRES), all providers are required to become certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
The information one must file, however, differs depending on the type of CRES that the applicant will provide. For example, a power marketer applicant will not file the same information as an Aggregator. The summary below of CRES provider definitions should help applicants determine which application form to use.
There are three application forms to choose from including an aggregator/power broker form, a governmental aggregator form, and a generation provider and power marketer form.
The commission's official certification applications and instructions are listed below. To avoid delays in obtaining a certificate, each applicant should carefully review the certification rules before applying. Before contacting customers, providers should also review the CRES rules.
If you have questions about the certification process, please contact us via email at CRES@puc.state.oh.us .
Please note that a competitive electric service provider's certificate is valid for a period of two years, and must be renewed every two years in accordance with Rule 4901:1-24-09.
A number of different requirements and responsibilities must be completed in order to retain PUCO certification. Please see details regarding the certification requirements and responsibilities.
CRES Certification Renewal Dates
CRES Certification Report
CRES certification applications
CRES abandonment applications
CRES renewal applications