Process for Aggregator/Broker to Register With Duke Energy Ohio's Customer Choice Program
This Web page provides an Aggregator/Broker, certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), an overview of the process for registering with Duke Energy Ohio. The purpose of registering is to initiate the business relationship with Duke Energy Ohio so that the Aggregator/Broker may request end-use customer historical usage through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions and/or request a user ID and password to access summary historical usage data on the Duke Energy Ohio Retail Electric Supplier Web Page. 12-month historical summary (HU) requests and 12-month historical detail interval (HI) requests are the only EDI transactions supported by Duke Energy Ohio with Aggregators/Brokers.
As stated in the Ohio customer choice legislation, a Certified Supplier is a person, corporation, broker, marketer, aggregator, generator or any other entity approved by the PUCO. PUCO certification means that the Aggregator/Broker has met PUCO requirements and has received PUCO approval to participate in Ohio’s Customer Choice Program. Detailed information regarding PUCO certification can be obtained by visiting the PUCO Web site at http://www.puc.state.oh.us/.
Once the Aggregator/Broker has met the PUCO requirements, the PUCO will issue the entity a numbered certificate that specifies the services the Aggregator/Broker is authorized to provide.
Summary of Duke Energy Ohio Registration Requirements
Aggregators/Brokers must register with Duke Energy Ohio to be eligible to receive end-use customer historical usage through EDI transactions. The following is a summary of Duke Energy Ohio's registration requirements:
- Proof of PUCO certification
- Completed EDI Trading Partner Agreements if planning to request HU and HI data (mailed originals or electronic PDF*)
- Proof that the EDI communication links have been tested and are operational if planning to request HU and HI data
*If the Aggregator/Broker will accept electronic signatures, then the EDI Trading Partner Agreement can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Two completed EDI Trading Partner Agreements are required if the Aggregator/Broker requires a fully executed original.
Note: A copy of the EDI Trading Partner Agreement can be found on Duke Energy's supplier Web site or by emailing a request to email@example.com. Aggregator/Brokers certified by the PUCO may also request a user ID and password to access summary historical usage data on the Duke Energy Ohio Retail Electric Supplier Web Page.