Enhancing our Energy Efficiency programs is one way Duke Energy Ohio is working to meet rising energy demand by helping customers conserve energy. The programs encourage the continued development and implementation of demand response and energy efficiency conservation for our customers. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (Commission) regulations also provide certain customers the ability to opt out of participating in the Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand Response Rider (EE/PDR Rider).
Effective January 1, 2017, customers meeting the following specific criteria can opt out of Duke Energy Ohio’s EE/PDR program:
1. The Eligible Account receives electrical service from Duke Energy Ohio above the primary voltage level (e.g., TS rate schedule); or
2. All of the following apply: (a) The Eligible Account is a commercial or industrial customer of Duke Energy Ohio; (b) the Eligible Account’s electric usage has exceeded 45 million kWh in a single location in the preceding calendar year; and (c) the Eligible Account has made a written request for registration as a self-assessing purchaser pursuant to Section 5727.81 of the Ohio Revised Code.
In addition, effective January 1, 2020, customers meeting the following specific criteria can opt out of Duke Energy Ohio’s EE/PDR program:
3. The Eligible Account is a commercial or industrial customer and more than 700,000 kWh per year is consumed for nonresidential usage; or
4. The Eligible Account is part of a national account involving multiple facilities in one or more states.
Customers with accounts meeting the above criteria may also opt out of the EE/PDR program with respect to accounts that are located on or adjacent to the eligible account. However, if the customer has more than one account that meets the opt-out eligibility criteria, the customer should include each eligible account on the Verified Notice of Intent to Opt Out.
Please click here to access the opt-out form.
Process for Submitting This FormPlease fill out the required information on this form, sign the form and have it notarized, and email the form to OhioEEOptOut@duke-energy.com. Additionally, please submit a copy of this Verified Notice of Intent to Opt Out to the Secretary of the PUCO at the following address:Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Attn: Opt Out Submission, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Duke Energy Ohio will confirm the eligibility of the account numbers listed and either provide you a confirmation letter, or inform you of any problems in the form within five business days.
Please note that by stating the intent to opt out, you are also acknowledging that any opted out account will no longer be eligible to receive an incentive under the Ohio Mercantile Customer (Self-Direct) program set forth in Case No. 10-834-EL-POR associated with any energy savings achieved or any applications submitted during the period of time that the customer account is opted out.
Before submitting a request for exemption from Duke Energy Ohio's Energy Saving programs, the Company encourages you to visit the Energy Efficiency programs page to find out how you can lower your operating costs by identifying and implementing energy-saving opportunities.
You may also contact your account manager for more information.