Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. is asking the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to lower its 2010 solar requirement under the state's renewable portfolio standard because, according to the utility, there were not enough in-state solar renewable energy credits ("SRECs") available for purchase. In a so-called "force majeure" filing with the Commission, FirstEnergy said that, despite its best efforts, it was able to procure just 112 of the 3,026 in-state SRECs it needed to meet its solar benchmark. The utility is asking the Commission to lower its 2010 in-state solar requirement to the 112 SRECs it was able to purchase. The full filing is available here (pdf required).