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High Voltage: Affiliate Rules Shock Utility Markets

Fortnightly Magazine - January 15 1999

in the tariff.

d. A utility shall process requests for similar services provided by the utility in the same manner and within the same time period for its affiliated interests in competition with alternative retail electric suppliers and for all similarly situated unaffiliated alternative retail electric suppliers and their respective customers.

e. If discretion is permitted in application of a tariff provision, electric utilities shall maintain a log detailing each instance in which it exercised discretion ¼

Section 450.25 Marketing and Advertising

a. An electric utility shall neither jointly advertise nor jointly market its services or products with those of an affiliated interest in competition with [an alternative retail electric supplier, or ARES].

b. Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed as prohibiting an affiliated interest in competition with ARES from using the corporate name or logo of an electric utility or electric utility holding company.

Source: Docket Nos. 98-0013, 98-0035, Nov. 5, 1998.


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