The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio recently issued an order deferring Duke Energy Ohio's 2009 in-state solar requirement under Ohio's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Duke filed its force majeure application seeking a waiver in April 2010. The utility was 80 solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) short of its 2009 target, procuring 264 out of the necessary 344 SRECs. In its application, Duke asked the Commission to count 80 Pennsylvania SRECs as Ohio SRECs. In its decision last week, the Commission denied the request and ordered Duke to make up its 2009 shortfall in 2010. Duke has not indicated whether it plans to submit another force majeure application covering its 2010 solar requirements under the RPS, a course recently followed by FirstEnergy.