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Annual Reports

Pursuant to Case No. 18-01-AU-RPT, the 2017 annual reports filing deadline expired on May 31, 2018. Please refer to the 2017 annual report filing status list to see those companies not in compliance. Pursuant to the finding and order issued on June 6, 2018 in Case No 18-01-AU-RPT, companies who have not filed their annual report by July 6, 2018 will be assessed a civil forfeiture of $1,000 pursuant to R.C. 4905.54.

The 2017 annual reports will be accepted through the PUCO’s new online system known as the PUCO Community.  Companies must register to gain access to the PUCO Community and file the 2017 annual report. To register for annual report access to the PUCO Community, please call (614) 466-6904 for immediate assistance. 

The PUCO annual report filing deadline for calendar year 2017 is May 31, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. EST. No automatic extension will be granted this year. The PUCO has a new, streamlined web-based annual report filing system this year, which is called the PUCO Community. Through the PUCO Community, regulated entities are able to file their annual reports and pay the assessments securely online with no additional fees. Companies must register to gain access to the PUCO Community and file a 2017 annual report.

Registration required to access the PUCO Community and file a 2017 annual report:

Registration for user access is required to permit your company access to file the 2017 annual report, which is due by May 31, 2018. The registration process requires each regulated entity to update important contact information, including the president or primary official of the regulated entity, the individual designated for filing the annual report for fiscal assessment, as well as an account administrator who will be authorized to manage the regulated entity’s contacts on file with the PUCO. 

To register for annual report access to the PUCO Community, please call 614-466-6904 for immediate assistance. 

Previously registered contacts should log into the PUCO Community with their already established username and password. Previously registered contacts, such as the fiscal contact, will not receive a new email from the PUCO Community via Salesforce. If you represent multiple certificated companies, it is recommended you login to the PUCO Community, click on the certificates tab and verify that you have access to all certificates of the companies you work for or represent. If you have any questions, experience any issues with accessing or completing the registration form, or do not receive the email from support@salesforce.com (check spam folder), please contact a PUCO representative at (614) 466-6904 or the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826).

If you have any questions, experience any issues with accessing or completing the registration form, or do not receive the email from support@salesforce.com (check spam folder), please contact a PUCO representative at (614) 466-6904 or the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826).

Need help filing your 2017 annual report?

Step-by-step instructions are available with the Community User Guide – Annual Reports and Assessment and also please consult our PUCO annual report filing instructional video.  If you have additional questions, please contact the PUCO’s Docketing Division at annual reports mailbox or call us at (614) 466-4095. 

Annual report filing instructions:

For those annual report filers already registered in the PUCO Community, the new annual reports system can be accessed by visiting the PUCO Community login page. The PUCO will report annual report data to the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) satisfying the requirements of R.C. 4905.14; hence, reporting companies are no longer required to file their annual report separately with the OCC. For the annual report filers already registered in the PUCO Community, they will receive notifications from the online system when the system is available to receive filings. In addition to filing the required supplemental documents (see the chart below) and financial information — including the intrastate gross earnings of the company — each reporting company is requested to verify and update the docketing contact, who will receive official legal notice or service of process on behalf of the regulated company, and the fiscal contact, who will receive and have authority to pay the annual fiscal assessment invoices.

Who needs to file a 2017 annual report

Each jurisdictional regulated entity that has an active PUCO certificate during the reporting year must file a separate annual report for each PUCO certificate number it holds, regardless of whether it conducted operations or generated revenue in Ohio during the reporting year. Even if a certificate of operation is canceled or abandoned in a reporting year, the regulated entity must file an annual report. Regulated entities do not have to file a report for any certificate that became effective after the reporting period.  Here is a list of companies required to file an annual report in 2017: 2017 Annual Report Required Filers List 

For the current status of a certificate or authority, please check the Regulated Company List.

How to edit or amend a report

You may edit a submitted annual report at any time prior to the filing deadline of May 31, 2018. After May 31, please contact the PUCO’s Legal Department at (614) 466-6843 or email annualreports@puco.ohio.gov, as you may need to file a motion in the annual report’s docket, demonstrating good cause shown, requesting leave to file a late report or amend a previously filed report.

View filed annual reports

Historical annual reports prior to 2017 can be found at the link below. However, 2017 annual reports filed in the new PUCO Community can be viewed at a different webpage and will be automatically published when you submit your annual report electronically.

Penalties may apply to late filings

Failure to file an annual report by May 31, 2018, may result in one or more of the following actions applied in addition to any assessment amounts owed, absent good cause shown:

  • The rescission of your company’s certificate or operating authority.
  • A forfeiture of not more than $10,000 per day, pursuant to RC 4905.54

Deadlines for the fiscal assessment

Pursuant to R.C. 4905.10(B), the following timeline applies for fiscal assessment:

  • Entities owing more than $1,000 dollars will receive notice on or before May 15 to pay an initial payment of 50 percent of their previous year’s assessment amount by June 20.
  • On or before October 1, the PUCO will notify all reporting entities of the final assessment amount.
  • Each regulated entity is required to pay the assessment by November 1.

Listservs, supplemental schedules and additional information:

All regulated entities should subscribe to the appropriate industry list(s) by going to the Industry Listserv Sign Up, and selecting the appropriate industry service list(s) as shown in the chart below. The use of company mailboxes and multiple addresses should be considered to facilitate email service, and companies should take appropriate action to ensure that electronic mail service from the PUCO is not blocked or disabled.

Industry:

Listserv:

Supplemental
Schedules:

Electric Distribution Utility Companies

ELECTRIC-ENERGY

FERC Form 1

Natural Gas Distribution Companies

GAS-PIPELINE

GDC Schedules
in XLS format

Pipeline Companies

GAS-PIPELINE

None

Certified Retail Electric Service Providers and Governmental Aggregators

ELECTRIC-ENERGY

None

Certified Retail Natural Gas Suppliers and Governmental Aggregators

GAS-PIPELINE

None

Heating and Cooling Companies

ELECTRIC-ENERGY

H&C Schedules

Competitive & Wireless Telecommunications Service Providers

TELEPHONE

None

Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers

TELEPHONE

ILEC Schedule

Waterworks and Sewage Disposal Companies

WATER

W&S Schedules

Railroads

RAILROAD

None

Bridge & Water Transportation Companies

NONE

Water Transport Schedules

Questions or comments?

Contact our annual reports mailbox, or call us at (614) 466-4095.