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AEP revises proposed rates to include tech features, like charging stations
AEP / Utilities

AEP revises proposed rates to include tech features, like charging stations

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power is revising an eight-year rate proposal to include new technology programs, such as electric–vehicle charging stations. A typical household would see a monthly bill increase of $1.58, the company said. This is a new version of a plan the utility submitted in May as part […]

DP&L considering closing two power plants
Coal / Dayton Power & Light

DP&L considering closing two power plants

DAYTON — “Dayton Power & Light Inc. is considering closing two coal-fired power-generating stations near the Ohio River, company officials said. ‘As part of DP&L’s electric security plan (ESP) filing at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the company is involved in ongoing discussions to find sustainable solutions to market-driven […]

Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate
AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Consumers, businesses and industries saved $15 billion on electricity between 2011 and last year and are on course to save the same amount by 2020, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, or NOPEC, said today. The claim is based on joint research and statistical analysis completed for […]

Maryland asks EPA to crack down on pollution from Midwest coal plants
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Maryland asks EPA to crack down on pollution from Midwest coal plants

BALTIMORE, MD — “Maryland environmental regulators are asking their federal counterparts to crack down on 19 coal plants in five other states whose emissions — carried hundreds of miles by the wind — make the air here unhealthy to breathe on hot summer days. The plants have spent billions of […]

Cheap gas tests Trump’s promise to revive coal
AEP / Coal / Energy

Cheap gas tests Trump’s promise to revive coal

U.S. utilities already have retired hundreds of coal-burning power plants NEW YORK, NY — “American Electric Power Co. of Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation’s biggest utility companies, has sold or retired half its fleet of coal-burning power plants in recent years. No matter who occupies the White House, ‘it’s […]

FirstEnergy speeds up plan to shed power plants
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy speeds up plan to shed power plants

AKRON — “Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. revealed on Friday an accelerated effort to separate its profitable utility businesses from its troubled competitive generation side, promising to be a fully regulated company within 18 months. That means that its six Pennsylvania power plants, which employ more than 1,000 people, are either headed […]

AEP and FirstEnergy say the guarantees are needed to maintain a reliable power grid.
AEP / Energy

AEP wins profit guarantee sought in coal-fired power case

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power’s bid for profit guarantees for coal-fired power-plants has been approved by state utility regulators, although in a slimmed-down fashion. But the decision in that case, issued Thursday, more significantly gives AEP the right to own up to half of 900 megawatts of potentially-lucrative, new renewable-energy […]

AEP plans to spend $1 billion on renewables
AEP / Energy

AEP plans to spend $1 billion on renewables

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. plans to spend $1 billion on the renewable energy business, in part with funds from the sale of some Ohio power plants. The Columbus-based electric utility is dipping its toe in the sector, as it expects a capital outlay of $17.3 billion from […]

Columbus-based AEP is one of the biggest electric utilities in the U.S., with more than 5 million customers in 11 states
AEP / Coal

AEP takes $2.3B write-down of coal plants to avoid Ohio’s ‘deregulation debacle’

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. CEO Nick Akins often peppers his public comments with references to music or movies. It’s a way to translate complicated public policy and energy issues through the lens of popular culture. On Tuesday, his quote previewed the theme of comments by executives of […]

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Coal / Coal Ash

Looking to ‘get ahead’ of coal ash issues, utilities support bill for stronger state oversight

Utilities are throwing their weight behind an amendment that would give states a bigger role in regulating coal ash disposal WASHINGTON, DC — “On Oct. 17th, utilities submitted their compliance plans for the EPA’s 2014 Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) rule, the first national standard for the safe handling of coal […]