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DAT 00002

Question: (1) Are the load data provided initial, resettled or a combination of the two? If a combination, can you please give the cut-off date for resettled data? (2) Can you please provide customer counts for both total and default service for each load type? (3) Can you please provide load data for customers on default service by load type? Is there a breakout of the 37% on service by load type? (4) What is meant by 5 summer peaks? Which 5 hours make up these peaks?

Answer: (1) The load data that have been provided include a column entitled settlement. When that column has a 7 in it, that indicates the load data are based on the original MISO settlement. When that column has a 55 or 105 in it, the load data are based on the standard MISO resettlements with the 55 and 105 essentially representing the number of days since power flow.  For the PJM data provided, P stands for Primary which is used for months that haven't been reconciled with 60-day information.  S means Secondary and reflects 60-day reconciliation data.

(2) Please see the Load Data section of the Information Website for customer counts by load type by both total and shopped. The number of customers taking default service can be calculated by a simple subtraction. See http://www.firstenergycbp.com/portals/0/LoadData/Historic Customer Switching.pdf.

(3) Load data for customers on default service by load type will be posted on the Information Website periodically.

(4) This question is answered in the PJM section of these FAQs.

DAT 00003

Question: Can you please provide Peak Load Contribution (PLC) data by load class, i.e., Residential, Commercial and Industrial?

Answer: (1) Historical load data by class are available on the Competitive Bidding Process Information Website: http://www.firstenergycbp.com/Documents/LoadandOtherData.aspx. Once capacity Peak Load Contribution (PLC) data are calculated, the Companies will update the data to show PLC by class and post the file to the Website.

DAT 00004

Question: Can you please provide historical transmission losses?

Answer: Historical marginal transmission losses respective to the First Energy Ohio zone (i.e. PJM deration factors) are posted.

DAT 00005

Question: Could you please provide the latest customer counts on and off default service?

Answer: The historical switching file is updated periodically, and can be viewed on the Information Website, available on the Load Data page.

DAT 00007

Question: Historical load data have been provided by class respective to company. Will a winning SSO supplier continue to have access to this level of detail in the data going forward?

Answer: Yes.

DAT 00009

Question: How often is the information on the Load and Other Data page updated?

Answer: The data page is up to date commensurate with source data availability and applicability. Please note that some of these data are continually updated on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

DAT 00014

Question: Do the data prior to June 1, 2011 include both distribution and transmission losses? Have these losses changed since FE Ohio moved from MISO to PJM?

Answer: Yes, the data include both distribution and transmission losses.  The Companies have not changed the distribution and transmission loss factors due to the transition to PJM.  However, the Companies can not guarantee they will not change in future planning periods.

DAT 00015

Question: Can you please provide the distribution and transmission losses pre and post transition to PJM?

Answer: Please see the Supplier Tariff and PJM OATT for these values.

DAT 00016

Question: Can you explain why Unaccounted-for-Energy (UFE) was allocated only to non-shopping load for part of June 2011?

Answer: The Unaccounted For Energy (UFE) for the part of June you are referring to was allocated to all customers when the data were revised due to PJM Secondary (RECON) energy settlements.

DAT 00017

Question: Could you please update the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) load data? What percentage of residential customers are eligible for PIPP? What percentage of PIPP-eligible customers are being served by PIPP?

Answer: The PIPP load data will not be updated.  PIPP customers are not supplied through the CBP auction or through retail suppliers.  The hourly loads by class file have not contained PIPP data since 5/31/2011.  Prior to 6/1/2011 the PIPP load data were included in the non-shopping load data and correspondingly in the total load data.  In addition, historical PIPP load data are provided in a separate file.  The percentage of residential customers eligible for PIPP is an unknown since customers need to apply and document their income level to get on the PIPP program.  It is determined if they qualify for PIPP only after their application.  Likewise, the percentage of PIPP-eligible customers being served by PIPP is an unknown.

DAT 00019

Question: Can you please provide UFE data or factors for the months where PJM’s 60 day revision has taken place?

Answer: UFE Factors are currently up to date for all primary and reconciliation data.

DAT 00020

Question: Can you explain the change in the Industrial customer counts between January 2011 and February 2011? Was there a reclassification of commercial and industrial customers and if so, what are the old and new class definitions? Why is the change in the customer count data not reflected in the historical hourly data by class?

Answer: A reclassification of commercial and industrial customers did occur.  The old class definitions were set forth in previously existing tariffs resulting from historical regulatory processes.  The new definitions are set forth in current tariffs and are based upon voltage level served.  The customer count data are reflected in the historical hourly data by class.  The customer count data are net -- there were customers of different sizes reclassified in both directions.  To the extent that the hourly data were impacted, it can be seen by January 1, 2011. 

DAT 00021

Question: Are the capacity PLCs posted in the Historical Hourly Loads by Class file adjusted for Daily Zonal Scaling Factors? For example on 9/30/2011, total PLC is 11,125,336. Is the capacity obligation 11,125,336 or 10,358,800 (11,125,336 * 0.9311)? Will Network Service Peak Load (NSPL) be posted?

Answer: The capacity Peak Load Contributions (PLCs) that are posted have not been adjusted for Daily Zonal Scaling Factors.  To equate the posted PLCs to PJM’s Obligation Peak Load in e-RPM (not UCAP) you would multiply them by the Daily Zonal Scaling Factor.  The Network Service Peak Load (NSPL) values posted are also the unscaled values.  The daily zonal scaling factors for NSPL is also posted.

DAT 00026

Question: Does the non-shopping, hourly load data provided on the Information Website include or exclude PIPP load?

Answer: Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) data are not part of the non-shopping hourly load data posted on the Information Website. PIPP data are provided separately on the Website and can be obtained from the file, “PIPP Customer Data”.

DAT 00028

Question: Are the values posted to the Information Website in the file "Capacity and Transmission PLC.xls", equal to the Obligation Peak Load or is the Obligation Peak Load a function of the PLC values and the Daily Zonal Scaling Factor?

Answer: The Obligation Peak load is a function of the Peak Load Contribution (PLC) values and the Daily Zonal Scaling Factor.

DAT 00029

Question: Can FE provide auction winners with access to instantaneous, real-time load information? This would help winners mitigate real-time risk. Before auctions became the standard format to serve load in Ohio, utilities were able to get the hourly, real-time load information which they could use to hedge exposure in the real-time market. Is this something FE could provide to the winners, rather than having a day or two lag on load data?

Answer: No. The FirstEnergy Ohio utilities do not have access to real-time data of the Standard Service Offer (SSO) obligation.

DAT 00030

Question: In the Hourly Load 6/1/2011 to 12/31/2013 file, it shows that for 6/1/2011 Hr Ending 1, FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities served zero load. Is that correct? Or are all the loads shifted by an hour?

Answer: The load in FirstEnergy Ohio was not zero, nor was it shifted by an hour.  Due to complications in the load data caused by ATSI integrating into PJM, the data for this hour is not readily available. 

DAT 00031

Question: Are the data included in the FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities' Historical Hourly Loads by Class files included on the Information Website presented in Eastern Standard Time?

Answer: No. The data are in Eastern Prevailing Time.

DAT 00033

Question: In the "Capacity and Transmission PLC" data file, does the "RES Shopped" column on the Capacity PLS tab include the PIPP load?

Answer: No. The Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) load is shown on its own tab.

DAT 00034

Question: In the "Capacity and Transmission PLC" data file, the Grand Total column is the Total FE Load PLC. Can you provide the corresponding UCAP for the Total FE Load?

Answer: No. The data needed to make calculations of this type are publicly available. The Final Zonal RPM Scaling Factors and the Forecast Pool Requirement can be found on the PJM Website. The Daily Zonal Scaling Factors are posted with the load and other data on this Information Website.

DAT 00035

Question: As a follow-up to DAT 00033, is the Grand Total column on the Capacity PLS tab not inclusive of PIPP?  The PLS data for the entire FE Ohio footprint would be the sum of the PIPP Capacity PLS tab and the Grand Total column of the Capacity PLS tab?

Answer: That is correct. The Grand Total column does not include Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP).

DAT 00037

Question: The hourly load on the Auction Information Website states that Economic Load Response (ELR) load has been removed from the non-shopping load as of 1/1/2015. Has the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) load also been removed from the non-shopping load?

Answer: The PIPP load is not included in the non-shopping load data.  See FAQs DAT 00026, DAT 00033, and DAT 00035.

DAT 00038

Question: Looking at the 2015 hourly data, it seems there's a huge jump in total load from 9/23/2015 Hour Ending 2 (10.111GWh) through 10/1/2015 Hour Ending 1 (10.516 GWh) compared to other periods in the data set. Is there a specific explanation for the drastic change?

Answer: Data have been corrected and posted to the Website.

DAT 00039

Question: Based on PJM 00008, it seems the hourly data provided from 2011 to date have been derated for marginal losses. Is this correct? The heading of the hourly data seems to portray conflicting information (because it says data include T&D Losses).

Answer: No. Starting 6/1/2011 the hourly loads posted are not derated for marginal losses. The hourly loads prior to 6/1/2011, which is when the Companies were in MISO, are derated for marginal losses.

DAT 00040

Question: Can you please provide PY16/17 Peak Load Contribution ("PLC") for each profile and each utilities?

Answer: The Class Profile Default Peak Load Share data is publicly available at: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/dam/supplierservices/files/load-profile/OHSummaryDefaultsFactors2016.pdf

DAT 00041

Question: Is the ELR customer data based on customers currently participating in the ELR Program or customers that are eligible to participate in the ELR Program? If not all the ELR eligible customers are participating in the ELR Program, can you please provide a breakdown of a) customers eligible to participate in ELR but choosing to switch to a CRES supplier, b) customers eligible to participate in ELR but choosing to stay on SSO service without participating in the ELR program, and c) customers eligible to participate in ELR and choosing to do so (and by definition remaining on SSO service)?

Answer: The ELR customer data posted is for service taken under Rider ELR in each month as shown. The requested breakdown is not available.

DAT 00042

Question: This question uses historical data from January 1, 2014 hour ending 1. Total MW = 5,331 Shopping MW = 4,342 Non-Shopping MW = 988 UFE MW = 570 PIPP MW = 227 Derate factor = 0.0209 Tranche Size = 1% A) Does the percentage of Unaccounted for Energy (UFE) that SSO Suppliers are responsible for include PIPP Load? In other words, is it equal to 18.5% (988 divided by 5,331) or 17.8% (988 divided by the sum of 5,331 and 227)? Or is it some other number? B) If a SSO Supplier was supplying load for this hour would it be responsible for 10.71 MW [(988 + 0.185 * 570) * (1 - 0.0209)] * 0.01 or 10.67MW [(988 + 0.178 * 570) * (1 - 0.0209)] * 0.01? Or is it some other number?

Answer: A) The percentage used to calculate what UFE that SSO Suppliers are responsible for is the same percentage used to calculate what UFE PIPP suppliers are responsible for. The latter formula would apply, which equals 17.8% when using your rounded numbers.

B) 10.67MW. In addition to providing the UFE for an hour, we also provide the UFE factor, which for January 1, 2014 HE 1 is 1.1025 [(5,331+570+227)/(5,331+227)]. Another way to write the expression using the UFE factor would be [(988*1.1025)*(1-0.0209)]*0.01 when using your rounded numbers.

DAT 00043

Question: Can you explain why there was such a large drop in Non-Shopped PLC for the Industrial and Commercial rate class from May '16 to June '16?

Answer: In general, both changes in shopping and the fact that the PJM planning year starts on June 1st every year could cause the impact in PLC for a particular class seen on June 1st. Also, specifically for the industrial class on June 1st 2016 please see FAQ Gen 00054.

DAT 00044

Question: Can you provide information on government/municipal aggregations in the FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities’ service territories?

Answer: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio post information regarding governmental aggregation at the following link: http://www.energychoice.ohio.gov/Pages/What%20is%20Aggregation.aspx

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