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William M. Bowen is professor of public administration and urban studies at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.
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Denying FirstEnergy’s power purchase agreement would leave Ohio’s regulators three-for-three

CLEVELAND — “The importance and value of distributed generation, renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency has, for a variety of reasons, now become more crucial than ever. Thus, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act requires something on the order of a […]

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Consumer electric bills riding on selection of new PUCO boss

COLUMBUS — “Gov. John Kasich has appointed Andre Porter, former Commerce Secretary, former member of the commission and a lawyer, chairman of the PUCO. As chairman, Porter will preside over FirstEnergy’s pending rate case. His predicted ascension has also generated months of speculation about the governor’s position on the FirstEnergy […]

Andre Porter
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Andre Porter confirmed to lead PUCO

COLUMBUS — “Andre Porter will in fact lead the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday afternoon that Porter, the former commerce department director, will replace PUCO Chairman Tom Johnson. Before joining the commission, he was an attorney at Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co. LPA, and […]

AEP has sought guaranteed rates for some of its older plants, including one near Conesville, Ohio.
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AEP wants PUCO to hurry up with its PPA decision

COLUMBUS — “A proposal to guarantee American Electric Power Company Inc. a profit on its stake in a coal-fired power plant was rejected by Ohio regulators last month, but the decision left open the possibility that another plan could be accepted. AEP now warns that delays could lead it to […]

Cartoon by Matt Davies.
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U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether cost to cut air pollution outweighs health benefits

WASHINGTON, DC — “The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh whether the cost of cracking down on air pollution from coal-fired power plants outweighs the health benefits in a March 25 case on mercury emissions. Organizations that represent the coal and utility industries, as well as more than a dozen states […]

An offshore wind farm at Middelgrunden, Denmark.
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American Electric Power should support clean energy in Ohio: Tim Brennan (opinion)

CLEVELAND — “As the fifth largest investor-owned utility in the country, American Electric Power has the potential to lead the industry in clean energy. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are increasingly cost-effective options for utilities seeking to lower their carbon emissions, diversify their power supplies, and limit the risks posed by […]

A proposal from FirstEnergy would guarantee income for the Davis-Besse nuclear plant and other facilities. (Photo by AlienCG via Creative Commons)
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Utility ‘bailout’ cases reflect larger Ohio energy debate

CLEVELAND — “As FirstEnergy awaits a decision on its proposed electric security plan after a similar proposal from American Electric Power (AEP) was rejected by regulators last month, broader themes about Ohio’s energy future are emerging in the debate. The plan recommended by FirstEnergy would have Ohio electricity consumers pay […]

Speculation turns to future of AEP plants after PPA decision
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Speculation turns to future of AEP plants after PPA decision

COLUMBUS — “An equity analyst with UBS Investment Bank said in a post that the PUCO decision “likely seals” the fate of a sale or spinoff of AEP plants, mostly in Ohio. AEP has already hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) to explore the option, although the company […]

A Ratepayer-friendly regulatory decision in ohio means one down, three to go
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A Ratepayer-friendly regulatory decision in ohio means one down, three to go

CLEVELAND — “Kudos to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for standing up for residential and business customers. The commission last week denied American Electric Power’s request for long-term power purchase agreements for two aging coal-fired plants, the Kyger Creek Station and the Clifty Creek Station. The request, first […]

AEP loses out as regulators reject deal for guaranteed income
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AEP loses out as regulators reject deal for guaranteed income

COLUMBUS — “Regulators have rejected American Electric Power Company Inc.’s controversial proposal to guarantee the utility a profit on its stake in a coal-fired Ohio power plant, but they left the door open for future plans. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio decided Wednesday that a so-called power purchase agreement […]