Interval metering is required for every SDI whose maximum monthly billing demand for the most recent 12 month period is 200 kW or greater. The cost of any interval metering facilities installed by AEP Ohio to comply with this requirement shall be paid for by the customer. The customer must provide written approval for the meter installation when the CRES provider is to be billed.
A dedicated analog phone line is also required, and all costs associated with the installation and maintenance of this phone line are the responsibility of the customer. In addition, the customer shall pay a charge to cover incremental cost of operation and maintenance and meter data management associated with such interval metering as detailed in the Terms and Conditions of Open Access Distribution Service in our Tariffs. (See Tariff and Revenue Class Codes)
During the period between the customer request for the interval meter and the time it takes AEP Ohio to install such meter, a generic load profile will be used for settlement purposes in PJM and consumption meter readings will be used for billing. (See Load profiles page)
A customer or CRES Provider may request interval metering for customers whose maximum monthly billing demand is less than 200 kW. After the dedicated phone line is installed at the customer’s location, the customer is instructed by the CRES Provider representative to contact AEP at 1-888-710-4237 to request an order to have the interval meter installed. An installation order is forwarded to the Meter Services Supervisor for the area in which the customer’s AEP account resides. The Meter Services Supervisor will contact the customer to coordinate the installation of the interval meter.
In addition, AEP monitors the demand usage for those accounts that have switched to a CRES Provider for energy supply, and notifies the appropriate Meter Services Supervisor when an account meets the requirement criteria. The Meter Services Supervisor will contact the customer if no installation order is received. As a last effort, the account may be switched back to AEP standard offer service if the customer fails to comply with the tariff requirement.