EDI Testing And Certification

All CRES Providers submitting for registration in AEP Ohio are required to participate in EDI Certification Flight Testing. This Testing is a collaborative effort involving multiple registering CRES Providers over a defined period. The CRES Provider and its contracted EDI Vendor or In-house EDI Service are expected to maintain necessary and timely communication with AEP and also between the CRES Provider and the EDI Vendor; and must agree to timely responses throughout Testing. No response or late response to requested test transactions delay both the testing and ultimately the completed registration of all CRES Provider participants. If an EDI Vendor, In-House EDI Service, or CRES Provider is found to be unresponsive or uncooperative during the Testing, the CRES Provider (and its contracted EDI Vendor or In-house EDI Service) will be removed from the ongoing EDI Flight Test and the pending CRES Provider registration will be suspended. The non-performing CRES Provider will be evaluated for inclusion in a future EDI Flight Test.

The Trading Partner Setup Form and the Trading Partner Checklist must be completed and mailed to Ohio Choice Operations at least 30 days prior to the proposed batch start date of Phase 1 of the EDI certification testing. Please see the EDI Test Schedules page for the proposed start dates.

These forms contain details and specific contact numbers and addresses. Additional details of the Ohio Electric Implementation Guides are available on the Data Exchange Workgroup site.

The Ohio EDI Working Group (OEWG) has approved a standard list of acceptable SAC04 codes to be used on 810 transactions for utility consolidated billing.  Both the Ohio EDI implementation guidelines and the EDI change control request form can be found on the PUCO website at http://www.puco.ohio.gov/puco/index.cfm/industry-information/industry-topics/oewg-ohio-edi-working-group/#sthash.yJYWIbYq.ajtaNigz.dpbs.  AEP Ohio will reject any 810s that have blanks where the SAC04 codes should appear.

Service Delivery Identification Number

The service delivery identification (SDI) number will be used in lieu of a customer account number for all EDI transactions in Ohio. The SDI number is assigned first to a specific premise (physical location), and second at the tariff level. The relationship of the SDI to the customer account number is a "many to one" relationship. It is possible that multiple SDIs belong to one customer account number. All SDIs associated to the same premise and customer will be billed on one monthly billing when the bill is presented by AEP Ohio.

A different provider can be selected for each SDI by the customer. The SDI number will always stay with the premise location. The SDI does not stay with the customer after moving to another location.

  1. A premise location where there is a meter and a non-metered load such as an outdoor light, would have two SDIs, because each of these are billed on a different tariff.
  2. If there are two or more meters at a premise location, but each is on the same tariff, there would be only one SDI.
  3. If there are two meters, and each is billed on a separate tariff, such as in the case of a residence and a separate garage or barn, there would be two SDIs, because there are two tariffs.
  4. If there is a meter and three different types and sizes of outdoor lights at a premise, each type and size of light would be billed under a separate tariff. Adding the metered tariff, would total four SDIs for this premise.

If this same premise had multiple numbers of lights such as two - 175 Watt Mercury Vapor enclosed lights, three- 100 Watt High Pressure Sodium enclosed lights, and one- 400 Watt High Pressure Sodium Floodlight, there would still be four SDIs. In the case of outdoor lights, the tariff is based upon the size and type; the quantity does not matter. So, both 175 Watt Mercury Vapor enclosed lights would be covered by one SDI. The same would be true of the three 100 Watt High Pressure Sodium lights, which would be covered by one SDI. The one 400 Watt High Pressure Sodium Floodlight would also have an SDI, since it has a unique type and size.

Service Delivery Identification Number Format

The SDI is a 17 character number with the following format:

Character Position Data Definition
1 - 2 (2 characters) State compliant data
3 - 7 (5 characters) AEP Operating Company D.O.E. number
8 - 9 (2 characters) AEP Ohio rate jurisdiction code*
10 - 17 (8 characters) Randomly generated number within the company partition

* The AEP Ohio rate jurisdiction code for Ohio Power is 07, and the code for Columbus Southern Power is 10.

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