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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 (PJM 00011).

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 in PJM’s Inschedule Tool. 

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 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 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 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 00040

Question: Can you please provide the most recent Peak Load Contribution ("PLC") for each profile and each of the utilities?

Answer: The Class Profile Default Peak Load Share data are publicly available at: https://firstenergycorp.com/supplierservices/oh/load_profile.html.

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 requested ELR breakdown is not available. ELR customers can choose to shop or not. Therefore, ELR customer data is reflected in both the shop/non-shop categories in their respective class in the posted Hourly Load files.

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 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

DAT 00046

Question: For the commercial and industrial classes, there seems to be an unusually large difference between the PY17/18 PLCs on 12/31 and the PY18/19 forecasted PLCs posted on Jan 4. Can you confirm that both the forecasted PY18/19 PLCs and PY17/18 PLCs on 12/31 are accurate?

Answer: The PY17/18 PLCs for 12/31/17 are accurate.

The PLCs for PY18/19 contain correct values by class noting that the separation inside each class by non-shopping and shopping is based upon each existing customers shopping status on 1/4/2018 and is not a forecast for 6/1/2018. Similarly, the PLC scaling factor shown for PY18/19 is based upon 1/4/2018 data and is not a forecast for 6/1/2018.

DAT 00047

Question: Can FirstEnergy Utilities supply customer accounts and usage data for each government aggregation?

Answer: No.  The FirstEnergy Utilities do not have that data readily available and will not be providing such information to bidders.

DAT 00048

Question: The PLC projections provided for the January 2019 auction suggested that PLCs would decrease for the residential and commercial classes in the new planning year. The observed PLC decrease between 5/31/19 and 6/1/19 was much different than the projections provided. Can FEOU describe what caused these differences?

Answer: After the PY19/20 estimate was provided in January, several residential and commercial customers moved out between January and May 2019.  Per guidelines provided in FE's Capacity Manual, new customers that moved in were assigned default PY19/20 PLC values respective to their profile in place of the previously calculated PY19/20 PLC values.  In aggregate for the residential and commercial classes, assigned PY19/20 PLC defaults were higher than the previously calculated PY19/20 PLC values which is driving the difference from the estimate provided in January.  However, aggregate PY19/20 PLC values are lower than the PY18/19 PLC values in these two classes.

DAT 00049

Question: Does the utility plan on updating the load and PLC data on the website before the upcoming RFP with settled July load data?

Answer: The Ohio load data reports will be posted with the most recent data which will include the July 2020 reconciliation (secondary) information, on October 1, 2020.

DAT 00050

Question: Can the FEOU provide details regarding when the customer counts are taken? For example, is it a snapshot taken at the beginning of the month, end of the month, or is an average across all days in the month used?

Answer: The customer counts within the Historical Customer Switching report, are obtained at the end of the most recent month.

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