One consumer’s complaint about sub-metering will have to wait a bit longer, as the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) decided to open an investigation into the practice of landlord sub-metering, according to a recent Hannah Report. The commission voted to delay Mark A. Whitt v. Nationwide Energy Partners (for more on this, see our June 16, 2015 article) as it proceeds with “a separate docket to allow the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) and other interested parties to weigh in on the unregulated re-sale of electricity,” according to the article. The “increasingly controversial practice” of sub-metering prompted “four pieces of legislation in the previous General Assembly”: 130-HB422 (Foley-Blair), 130-HB545 (Gonzalez), 130-HB568 (McGregor) and 130-HB662 (Duffey-McGregor). PUCO Commissioner Lynn Slaby was the only dissenter in the 4-1 vote, saying, “the commission lacks jurisdiction over this complaint and accordingly must dismiss. Conspicuously absent from [Ohio Revised Code] Section 4905.03, which lists the activities which constitute a public utility for purposes of vesting the commission with jurisdiction, is sub-metering activities.” Commissioner Asim Haque said the investigation “would move forward ‘expeditiously,’ with its scope determined by year’s end.