GEN 00001
Published On: 04/11/2016

Question: Do winning CRES bidders win PIPP customers (retail service) or PIPP load (wholesale supply only)?

Answer: The Winning CRES wins the right to serve PIPP load at the wholesale level.  They do not win actual PIPP customers.

GEN 00002
Published On: 04/13/2016

Question: Will the PIPP supplier be responsible for NITS as part of the full requirements service? This is not part of the POLR product.

Answer: The PIPP supplier will not be responsible for NITS charges.

GEN 00003
Published On: 04/13/2016

Question: Is PIPP load served at the meter level?

Answer: The PIPP supplier will enter into a wholesale contract with Duke Energy Ohio to serve the needs of a share of the PIPP customer load.  The obligations for the PIPP supplier are detailed in the Master PIPP Supply Agreement.

GEN 00004 (revised 03/14/2017)
Published On: 04/14/2016

Question: What percentage of the Duke PIPP load is available in the April 2017 RFP?

Answer: 51% of Duke Energy Ohio's PIPP load is up for bid in April 2017.

Bidding Rules

RUL 00001
Published On: 04/25/2016

Question: If there are no successful bids in the first RFP and you proceed to the Supplemental RFP that allows bidders to bid a price higher than the Benchmark Price, can a Registered Bidder submit a bid in the Supplemental RFP if they did not bid in the first RFP?

Answer: Yes. A Registered Bidder can bid in the Supplemental RFP even if they do not submit a bid in the first RFP.


DAT 00001
Published On: 04/13/2016

Question: Do you have the data on migration into and out of the PIPP program?

Answer: Hourly load information for PIPP customers and information on PIPP customer counts is available on the PIPP RFP Information Website.

DAT 00002 (revised 03/14/2017)
Published On: 04/29/2016

Question: What has caused the material decrease in PIPP customer counts from 28,445 in June 2015 to 24,987 in January 2016, a drop of 3,548 customers or 12.5% of the customers?

Answer: There are a number of factors that contribute to the count of customers on the Percentage of Income Payment Plan.  These include, but are not limited to, ODSA program qualification policies, changes in the requirements for remaining classified as a PIPP customer and changes in economic conditions.

DAT 00003
Published On: 03/16/2017

Question: How will the PIPP Mwh settlement amounts be calculated in relation to the 'PIPP (kWh) Actual (at the meter)' amount shown in the historical data on the website?

Answer: The settlement amounts will be calculated consistent with the terms of the controlling Master Supply Agreement (Agreement). Pursuant to Section 6.1(a) of the Agreement, Duke Energy Ohio is required to provide an invoice “which will show (i) amounts due to the PIPP Supplier equal to the Price multiplied by the applicable Seasonal Billing Factor multiplied by the Estimated Monthly Energy Share, (ii) the Energy Share Adjustment from such Billing Period, if any, and (iii) all Charges due to Duke Energy Ohio incurred during the Billing Period.”  Estimated Monthly Energy Share, Final Monthly Energy Share and Energy Share Adjustment are defined as follows: 

Estimated Monthly Energy Share” means a quantity of Energy expressed in MWh which, for any Billing Period, is the preliminary calculation of the PIPP Supplier’s PIPP Supplier Responsibility Share.

Final Monthly Energy Share” means a quantity of Energy expressed in MWh which, for any Billing Period, is the Estimated Monthly Energy Share adjusted for any billing or metering errors found subsequent to the calculation of the Estimated Monthly Energy Share of which PJM is notified prior to the last date on which PJM issues a settlement statement for a previous operating day for the Billing Period.

Energy Share Adjustment” means for any Billing Period, the monetary amount due to the PIPP Supplier or Duke Energy Ohio, as the case may be, in order to reconcile any difference between the Estimated Monthly Energy Share used for the purpose of calculating estimated payments made to the PIPP Supplier for a given month and the Final Monthly Energy Share used for calculating the final payments due to the PIPP Supplier for such month, as more fully described in Article 6.


The Agreement does not specify the manner in which the foregoing amounts shall be calculated. Consequently, and as accepted in prior transactions, Duke Energy Ohio has been using reasonable calculations based on available information to determine the Estimated Monthly Energy Share and Energy Share Adjustment set forth in Duke Energy Ohio’s invoices. Such calculations are permissible under the Agreement and will incorporate meter volumes; however, Duke Energy Ohio reserves the right to employ equally reasonable, but alternate, methodology based upon system refinements. 

DAT 00004
Published On: 02/01/2019

Question: Can you please post the transmission losses so we can properly calculate the load being served at the Duke Load Zone level?


Loss factors are as follows:

Distribution is 1.03552

Transmission is 1.03314

DAT 00005
Published On: 03/07/2019

Question: PIPP PLC and NSPL volumes change levels between planning years 17/18 and 18/19. Can you please provide an explanation as to what is driving this change?

Answer: The PIPP figures in the PLC and NSPL data include only the portion of the PIPP load that was not part of the Standard Service Offer (SSO) load.  Prior to the to the Commission’s Finding and Order on PIPP in Case No. 16-247-EL-UNC, PIPP load was included in Duke Energy Ohio's SSO load.  As of the start of the 2018/2019 delivery year, 100% of PIPP load was outside of the SSO load. 

There are no FAQs in this category at this time.

PJM 00001
Published On: 04/13/2016

Question: Can you clarify the meaning of "PJM E-accounts necessary to provide PIPP supply"?

Answer: The PIPP supplier must demonstrate that they have the ability to administer to their PIPP load responsibilities with PJM.  This is typically demonstrated by providing screenshots from the PJM E-accounts. 

Master PIPP Supply Agreement

AGR 00002 (revised 04/27/2016)
Published On: 04/27/2016

Question: On what volume of load will the PIPP Supplier be paid?

Answer: The winning PIPP supplier will be paid the bid price for the MWh delivered to the DEOK Residual Aggregate Zone in association with their PIPP Supplier Responsibility Share.  The winning supplier in the May 2016 DEO PIPP RFP will have a PIPP Supplier Responsibility Share of 17% consistent with Attachment A of the Master PIPP Supply Agreement.  For more information on the PIPP supplier obligations and payments, please refer to Article 3 of the Master PIPP Supply Agreement posted to the PIPP RFP Information Website: http://www.duke-energyohiopipp-rfp.com/.

AGR 00003 (revised 02/05/2019)
Published On: 02/01/2019

Question: On what volume of load will the PIPP Supplier be paid as described in 6.1 (a) of the Master PIPP Supply Agreement? It is clear that the PIPP Supplier will be responsible for serving the PIPP Supply which includes transmission and distribution losses; however it is not clear if the PIPP Supplier will be paid on this same volume or the smaller metered value.


PIPP suppliers are required to deliver sufficient energy to the DEOK delivery point to meet all PIPP load requirements. Suppliers will be paid for all MWh delivered to the DEOK delivery point. The load at the DEOK delivery point represents customer metered load plus distribution losses ( or "PIPP Load") and will be the basis for financial settlements to PIPP suppliers.

FAQs Disclaimer

The information presented and distributed in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) may be subject to modifications and/or amendments and is provided for informational purposes only. The information provided in the RFP, or on the RFP Information Website, has been prepared to assist bidders in evaluating the RFP. It does not purport to contain all the information that may be relevant to a bidder in satisfying its due diligence efforts. Neither Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. nor the PIPP RFP Manager make any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information, and shall not, either individually or as a corporation, be liable for any representation expressed or implied in the RFP or any omissions from the RFP, or any information provided to a bidder by any other source. A bidder should check the PIPP RFP Information Website frequently to ensure it has the latest documentation and information. Neither Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., nor the PIPP RFP Manager, nor any of their representatives, shall be liable to a bidder or any of its representatives for any consequences relating to or arising from the bidder’s use of outdated information. The information is not intended to form any part of the basis of any investment decision, valuation or any bid that may be submitted during the RFP process. Each recipient should not rely solely on this information and should make its own independent assessment of the potential value to supply the Duke Energy Ohio, Inc.’s load after making all investigations it deems necessary.

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