Ohio Gas Suppliers

Supplier resources

Note: the information contained on this page applies to gas transportation suppliers in our Ohio region. Select another option

Through Vectren's Gas Transportation Service, Vectren-approved pool operators in our Indiana (South) territory shall deliver gas supplies needed to satisfy the usage requirements of pool customers in accordance with the applicable program guidelines and rate schedules. Make a selection below to use a variety of resources regarding gas transportation agreements, procedures and more.

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Teresa Lewis, Manager, Gas Transportation Programs
812-491-4439, tlewis@vectren.com

Vectren pipelines

Policies & procedures

  • Non-residential customers with annual usage greater than or equal to 50,000 therms may participate (see Rate 345 and Rate 360). A customer that returns to general sales from transport rate must remain on general sales for no less than 12 months.
  • Customer are responsible for obtaining an agreement with the gas transportation supplier and are subject to the nomination and balancing provisions in Sheet 51 of tariff.
  • Pooling Service is described in Rate 380 of tariff. Pooling Service is an optional service applicable to any Gas Supplier and any Transportation Customer under an eligible rate that designates a Pool Operator to manage its gas supply as part of an aggregated Customer Pool.

Agency agreements
Agency agreements can be obtained from your Vectren account manager and must be signed and returned at least 10 business days prior to the end of the month.

Nominations
Nominations must be entered by 11:30 AM CST on the Vectren Extranet prior to gas day. Nominations for Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays must be entered on the preceding Friday at or before 11:30 CST. A percentage of gas quantities received by Company shall be retained by Company to compensate for unaccounted for gas as described in Sheet 54 of the tariff. When submitting an intraday nomination, change the status from timely to other.

City gate allocations
Deliveries will need to be scheduled within the allotted percentages posted on the Marketer Extranet. New city gate allocations are posted each year, typically in late September, for the upcoming 12 months of November through October. See VEDO city gate allocations

Account drop
Marketers must notify gtoperations@vectren.com of any customer drops at least 10 business days prior to the end of the month.

New supplier registration
All new Transportation Pool Operators must be approved. To start the approval process, please complete the Registration Form & Credit Application and provide your company's most recent financial information as described on page 4. View pooling agreement and program overview for details.

Policies & procedures

  • Non-residential customers with annual usage less than 50,000 Ccfs may participate in Standard Choice Offer (SCO). This service is applicable to any SCO Supplier delivering firm gas supplies to Company's Operational Systems for Customers receiving SCO or DSS Service under Rates 310, 311, 320, 321 and 341.
  • Pooling Service is described in Rate 396 of tariff. Pooling Service is an optional service applicable to any Gas Supplier and any Transportation Customer under an eligible rate that designates a Pool Operator to manage its gas supply as part of an aggregated Customer Pool.
  • SCO Suppliers are subject to the nomination and balancing provisions in Sheet 56 of tariff.

SCO registration
All Suppliers interested in VEDO's SCO Program must participate in the annual SCO Auction. Please see "Auction Materials" for more information on how to become an approved SCO Supplier. Suppliers are responsible for sending and receiving VEDO files from an FTP site, encrypting/decrypting using PGP and providing an internal system (or use 3rd party vendor) to manage data. Once SCO Auction results are approved, the winning SCO Auction bidders must complete EDI testing no later than the date indicated on the VEDO SCO Auction timeline. View file standards

Nominations
Nominations must be entered by 11:30 AM CST on the Vectren Extranet prior to gas day. Nominations for Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays must be entered on the preceding Friday at or before 11:30 CST. A percentage of gas quantities received by Company shall be retained by Company to compensate for unaccounted for gas as described in Sheet 54 of the tariff. When submitting an intraday nomination, change the status from timely to other.

City gate allocations
Deliveries will need to be scheduled within the established percentages based on heating degree days and posted on the daily DDQ's. New city gate allocations are posted each year, typically in l ate September, for the upcoming 12 months of November through October. See SCO-Choice city gate allocations

DDQ compliance
SCO Suppliers will need to deliver the daily demand quantity as prescribed daily by Vectren on its Marketer Extranet. By 10:00 a.m. (CST) Company will post on its Marketer Extranet, SCO DDQ by Pool for the gas day beginning 9:00 CST the following day. See Rate 396 for related DDQ non-compliance penalties. Sheet 52 of the tariff describes Nomination and Balancing for SCO Pools.

Auction materials
Suppliers interested in participating in VEDO's SCO Supplier Service must become a winning bidder in VEDO's SCO Auction. Please refer to the Auction Timeline below to find the established deadlines for all required document which are also listed below.

Policies & procedures

  • Non-residential customers with annual usage less than 150,000 Ccfs may participate in Vectren Choice. This service is applicable to any SCO Supplier delivering firm gas supplies to Company's Operational Systems for Customers receiving SCO or DSS Service under Rates 310, 311, 320, 321, and 341.
  • Pooling Service is described in Rate 385 of tariff. This Pooling Service is applicable to any Choice Supplier delivering firm gas supplies to Company's Operational Systems on behalf of Customers receiving Residential Transportation Service under Rate 315 or General Transportation Service under Rate 325.
  • Choice Suppliers are subject to the nomination and balancing provisions in Sheet 52 of tariff.

Choice registration
All new Choice Suppliers must be approved before serving VEDO's Choice eligible customers. To start the approval process, please submit the Certified Retail Natural Gas PUCO Certification, a completed Choice Supplier Agreement, Choice Supplier Application, a Connectivity Profile and the company's most recent financial information as described on page 3 in the Choice Supplier Application.

Suppliers are responsible for sending and receiving VEDO files from an FTP site, encrypting/decrypting using PGP and providing an internal system (or use 3rd party vendor) to manage data. Upon attaining financial approval, the Supplier will need to pass EDI testing with ESG. View file standards

Once a Supplier has been approved, customer rates will need to be submitted at least 30 days in advance, but not until after approval has been granted. View Choice Supplier Rate Request

Mandatory assignment of pipeline capacity
VEDO will release its pipeline capacity and storage capacity to Choice Suppliers based upon a percentage to be confirmed annually of the Peak Design Day Demand of the Choice Supplier's Pool. Choice Suppliers are required to take release of specific interstate pipeline firm transportation and storage capacity. For further details, please refer to Sheet 52 in VEDO's tariff and the documents listed below.

Nominations
Nominations must be entered by 11:30 AM CST on the Vectren Extranet prior to gas day. Nominations for Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays must be entered on the preceding Friday at or before 11:30 CST. A percentage of gas quantities received by Company shall be retained by Company to compensate for unaccounted for gas as described in Sheet 54 of the tariff. When submitting an intraday nomination, change the status from timely to other.

City gate allocations
Deliveries will need to be scheduled within the allotted percentages posted on the Marketer Extranet. New city gate allocations are posted each year, typically in late September, for the upcoming 12 months of November through October. See VEDO city gate allocations

DDQ compliance
SCO Suppliers will need to deliver the daily demand quantity as prescribed daily by Vectren on its Marketer Extranet. By 10:00 a.m. (CST) Company will post on its Marketer Extranet, SCO DDQ by Pool for the gas day beginning 9:00 CST the following day. See Rate 385 for related DDQ non-compliance penalties. Sheet 52 of the tariff describes Nomination and Balancing for SCO Pools.

Additional information

Vectren holiday schedules

2018 schedule (PDF)

Meter read & bill schedules

2018 schedule (PDF)

Standard annual BTU (April 2016 - March 2017)

1.071

Ohio BTU
MonthBTU
Jan '171.070
Dec '171.068
Nov '171.071
Oct '171.074
Sep '171.071
Aug '171.066
Jul '171.064
Jun '171.066
May '171.065
Apr '171.070
Mar '171.073
Feb '171.072

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