For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750

PUCO seeks comments on proposed electric interconnect administrative rules

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 29, 2020) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today issued for public comment proposed changes to its administrative rules that govern electric interconnection services and standards. Comments are due no later than March 13, 2020, and reply comments are due April 3, 2020.

As part of its regular five-year review, the Commission issued proposed rules for public comment. In addition to proposed rule changes, the Commission is seeking feedback on specific questions related to adopting technical engineering standards for interconnecting distributed energy resources, the scope of PUCO jurisdiction, and the interconnection application process.

The Commission is seeking comments on the proposed changes to Ohio Administrative Code 4901:1-22 from interested parties and the public by March 13, 2020. Reply comments are due April 3, 2020. The public can provide comment on the “Contact Us” section on the PUCO website. Correspondences should reference case numbers 18-884-EL-ORD.

A copy of today’s finding and order, draft rules and questions are available on the PUCO website at www.PUCO.ohio.gov. Click on the link to the Docketing Information System and enter the case number 18-884-EL-ORD.

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