AEP / Energy

AEP ignoring court order, agency says

Utility should be cutting customers’ rates, PUCO told

COLUMBUS — “A consumers group claims American Electric Power is not living up to a court order that requires the power company to cut unlawful charges from the rates its customers pay.

AEP officials said such a cut is premature because the energy company is still arguing its case before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel says the unlawful charges total $54million.

That works out to $1.21 a month for a typical customer of AEP company Ohio Power and 61cents a month for an average customer of AEP subsidiary Columbus Southern Power, which covers most of central Ohio, according to the Consumers’ Counsel.

The agency yesterday asked the PUCO to force AEP to file for rates that comply with an Ohio Supreme Court ruling last month.”

— Mark Williams, Columbus Dispatch

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