State Rep. Ronald Gerberry (D) has introduced a bill in the Ohio House of Representatives that would create a so-called Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Advisory Group. The group would consist of all electric distribution utilities and natural gas companies operating in the state, and other stakeholders interested in advising utilities about energy efficiency and peak-demand reduction programs required by Ohio Senate Bill 221. The advisory group would allow utilities to work with interested stakeholders in comparing and reviewing existing programs. Under the bill, the advisory group would vote on any energy efficiency or peak-demand reduction program proposed by a utility before submitting it to the PUCO, although a majority vote of approval would not be necessary. The record of the vote would then be submitted to the PUCO along with the proposal.