GEN 00001 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 09/18/2013

Question: The PUCO press release stated the AES Ohio auction would be energy-only. However, the bidding documents state that the auction will be full requirements. Can you confirm which is correct?

Answer: The auctions are designed to procure all elements of full requirements service for SSO Customers of AES Ohio. Winning bidders will assume all responsibilities of a Load Serving Entity (LSE) and will be responsible for supplying all obligations associated with full requirements service. Full requirements service includes energy, capacity, market-based transmission service and market-based transmission ancillaries and any other LSE service or other service as may be required by PJM to serve the SSO Load of AES Ohio.

The initial PUCO press release on September 4, 2013 mistakenly stated that the AES Ohio auction would be energy-only. This press release has since been corrected.

GEN 00002 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 09/30/2013

Question: What are the switching rules for customers to/from CRES providers?

Answer: AES Ohio’s Competitive Retail Generation Service Tariff, Tariff Sheet No. G9, includes rules on switching to/from a CRES provider.

GEN 00004 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 10/02/2013

Question: As of the September 2015 CBP Auction, how many customers were enrolled as “Unique Arrangement Customers” as a % of total load in MWs? Can you also tell me what type of customers were enrolled?

Answer: Pursuant to the PUCO Order issued on September 4, 2013, Unique Arrangement Customer load should be included in the auction product. As of the September 2015 CBP Auction, there were two customers who had unique arrangement contracts with AES Ohio.  Their combined load was approximately 65 MW.  Unique Arrangement customers have the ability to switch to competitive retail electric service at any time.

GEN 00005 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 10/02/2013

Question: Approximately how many customers are enrolled as PIPP customers as % of total load in MWs for the upcoming September 2015 auction?

Answer: There are approximately 37,500 customers enrolled in the PIPP program as of the September 2015 CBP.  PIPP load is approximately 20% of AES Ohio's total SSO load.

GEN 00006 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 10/14/2013

Question: Will residential, commercial and industrial customers receive the same generation rate, adjusted for losses? If the various customer classes receive different rates, then can you provide the rate translation mechanism used to calculate the rates for the individual customer classes?

Answer: See AES Ohio's ESP application filed on October 5, 2012 in Case No. 12-426-EL-SSO, specifically Schedule 5 (Calculation of Competitive Bid Retail Rates).

GEN 00007
Published On: 10/14/2013

Question: Given that a significant percentage of a non-shopping customer’s non-bypassable rate is set outside of the CBP, can you please provide additional information on these costs? Could you also provide an estimate of the costs for the CBP term?

Answer: See PUCO Case No. 12-426-EL-SSO.

GEN 00008 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 10/23/2013

Question: There are 9 rate classes listed in sales forecasts included in the AES Ohio’s ESP application, e.g., secondary, primary and high voltage, etc. Can you provide information on how these rate classes are mapped with respect to auction products (Residential, Commercial and Industrial)?


The auction products do not relate to Residential, Commercial, and Industrial classes; the product is a tranche representing an equal percentage of all classes served on the Standard Service Offer. 


The Standard Service Offer sales forecast was provided in AES Ohio’s ESP (PUCO Case No. 12-426-EL-SSO) is shown by Revenue Class on Workpaper-8B.  The classes listed on Workpaper-8B are grouped into three classes (listed below) for the purpose of showing the historical load data for the auction.


Residential:  Residential Non-Heating, Residential Heating

Commercial:  Commercial, Public Authority, Public Street & Highway Lighting, Street Railway

Industrial:  Industrial

GEN 00009 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 10/25/2013

Question: As a follow-up to FAQ GEN 00008, can you provide information on how rate classes listed on Workpaper-8 are mapped with respect to Residential, Commercial and Industrial load classes?

Answer: Individual customers are classified by their rate (voltage level of service) and a revenue type.  Workpaper 8 shows both classifications.  AES Ohio’s historical auction load data classes are only grouped by revenue type.

GEN 00010
Published On: 10/25/2013

Question: Can you confirm that the SSO Supplier will not be responsible for any Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard obligations associated with the SSO Load?

Answer: Auction winners will not be responsible for any Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard obligations associated with the SSO Load.

GEN 00011 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 07/25/2014

Question: If we were a Qualified or Registered Bidder from last year's CBP or a prior CBP, is there a shortened Part 1 process? Do returning Qualified Bidders need to submit a new Account Request Form and Confidentiality Agreement for load data access?

Answer: There is no abbreviated Part 1 Application for bidders from previous AES Ohio auctions. All applicants must submit a new Online Account Request Form, a new Confidentiality Agreement, and a complete full Part 1 Application.

GEN 00012 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 02/23/2017

Question: Is there a chance the dates of the auctions will change? Are they subject to the PUCO approving the current ESP case?

Answer: The PUCO has been involved in setting the proposed auction dates and CRA and AES Ohio believe these dates are final.  However, it is unclear whether the approval of the pending ESP would have implications for the auction schedule.

GEN 00013 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 02/23/2017

Question: If a bidder initially proposed to bid in both auctions but then decides not to bid in the second auction can the bidder request the pre-bid security to be returned?

Answer: CRA and AES Ohio should be able to accommodate the return of pre-bid security in such situations.

GEN 00014 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 03/20/2017

Question: The FAQ numbered DAT 00010 states that " Currently, there is one customer who has a unique arrangement contract with AES Ohio. Their load is approximately 73 MW and their contract expires at the end of 2017. Unique Arrangement customers have the ability to switch to competitive retail electric service at any time." Is this customer is an Air Force base? And will AES Ohio allow any unique arrangement contracts to be signed in the future for June 2017 to May 2020 term?

Answer: The one customer identified in DAT 00010 is Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  AES Ohio will allow unique arrangement contracts to be signed in the future.  Unique arrangement contracts must be approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. 

GEN 00015
Published On: 03/24/2017

Question: In the current ESP case, are there any pending stipulations or litigation which could impact bypassable default service rates?

Answer: Information about the current ESP can be found in PUCO Case No. 16-395-EL-SSO.  An Amended Stipulation and Recommendation was filed on March 14, 2017.  An evidentiary hearing is currently scheduled to begin on April 3, 2017.

GEN 00017 (revised 02/22/2021)
Published On: 04/04/2017

Question: Can you please provide the ARR paths you nominated for default service load for PY17/18?

Answer: Beginning in 2016, the CBP process is responsible for supplying 100% of AES Ohio SSO load. Therefore, AES Ohio does not nominate ARR paths for default service load. The LSEs select the ARR paths in the ARR allocation process in March. Please see PJM Manual 6 Section 4.6 for the explanation of the process PJM uses to reassign ARRs on a daily basis to account for switching.

GEN 00018
Published On: 03/08/2018

Question: For 2017, why does the NSPL value change from 5/31 to 6/1?

Answer: The change is due to a PJM zonal load shift as of 6/1/17.

GEN 00019 (revised 03/05/2019)
Published On: 03/05/2019

Question: Please provide illustrative PLC's for all load classes for the 2019/2020 planning year as of today in a similar format to the information provided in FAQ DAT 00024 for the previous planning year.

Answer: The following are estimates only.  

GEN 00027
Published On: 03/08/2022

Question: Can you please explain how DZSF is derived?

Answer: Current DZSF are available in the Historical Hourly Loads file on the Information Website. They are calculated in column K of the ‘Capacity PLC and DZSF’ tab:

Cells M2 and M3 of the ‘Capacity PLC and DZSF’ tab represent the daily capacity obligation for the DAYTON zone.  DZSF is calculated by dividing the daily capacity obligation for the DAYTON zone (found in cells M2 and M3) by the daily Capacity PLC (found in column I).

  1. The Summer 2021 Weather Normalized RTO Coincident Peaks (MW) for the DAYTON zone is provided yearly by PJM in October. 
  2. Wholesale LSE’s (i.e. municipalities, cooperatives) are then subtracted from that number provided by PJM. 
  3. This amount (e.g. cells M2 and M3 on the ‘Capacity PLC and DZSF’ tab) represents the daily capacity obligation for the DAYTON zone. 
  4. AES calculates the sum of the PLCs for each account served by the retail supplier and reports this to PJM.  PJM  will then scale the supplier PLCs proportionally to the DAYTON obligation.    Instead of aggregating by retail supplier, the 2021 AES Load Data aggregates by class but with the same logic.

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