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Kasich rejects property-tax break for power plants
AEP / Coal / Energy

Kasich rejects property-tax break for power plants

COLUMBUS — “Gov. John Kasich has used his line-item veto to reject a property-tax break for owners of power plants. The change in tax law had been sought by American Electric Power and was inserted into the larger budget bill passed by Ohio House and Senate leaders. It was opposed […]

Victory! Governor Kasich line-item vetoes the Tangible Personal Property Tax giveaway to utilities
AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy / Victory

Victory! Governor Kasich line-item vetoes the Tangible Personal Property Tax giveaway to utilities

COLUMBUS — With just hours to go before the deadline last night, Governor John Kasich signed the 2016-2017 budget into law, minus the last-minute amendment that would have transferred a key utility property tax on to consumers. Ohio Citizen Action members and friends were heard. More than 500 phone calls […]

Budget plan would shift Ohio power-plant tax to others
AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy

Budget plan would shift Ohio power-plant tax to others

Property tax would now be owed by electricity deliverers, who would pass cost on to consumers COLUMBUS — “Here’s how it would work: The tax now paid by owners of power plants would be shifted to owners of electricity-delivery systems, including separate subsidiaries of AEP and other utilities. The plants […]

PUCO Chairman Andre Porter
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy / Uncategorized

New PUCO head puts off ruling on income guarantees for power plants

COLUMBUS — “The new chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio had a chance on Thursday to rule on income guarantees for certain power plants, but he decided to leave the matter open, with no timetable for resolution. Andre Porter was sworn in last month and faces a docket […]

Standing from left to right: Bryan Sonnega, Casey Worth, Christina Calderon, Dan Kerschner, Cory Stewart, Mike Blood, and JC Satt. Front row: Jordan Opst, Jacob VanWagoner, Annie Kreutzber, and Noah Yasi.
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Citizen Action

6,677 letters to stop the utility bailouts in Ohio

Cincinnati Canvass Cleveland Canvass CINCINNATI and CLEVELAND — As of May16, 6,677 Ohio Citizen Action members have sent handwritten letters urging the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Governor John Kasich to stop the financial bailout of Ohio’s outdated, least efficient coal plants. FirstEnergy, American Electric Power and Duke Energy […]

AEP revises request for coal-plant income guarantee
AEP / Coal

AEP revises request for coal-plant income guarantee

COLUMBUS — “The filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, made late on Friday, is an addition to one made last October, taking into account what has happened since then in the electricity market and with PUCO rulings. The October proposal addressed four coal-fired power plants: W.H. Zimmer, J.M. […]

AEP had sought a guaranteed rates for some of its older plants, including one near Conesville, Ohio.
AEP / Coal / Energy

AEP now wants quick decision on latest power purchase agreement proposal

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. isn’t resting in its quest to guarantee the financial stability of its Ohio coal-fired power plants. The company now is asking state regulators to render a decision – and fast – on an expansive power purchase agreement so it can decide if it […]

Net metering going under the microscope in Ohio
AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy

Net metering going under the microscope in Ohio

COLUMBUS  — “Net metering provides a way for utility customers to feed electricity they might produce with renewable or advanced energy technologies back into the grid. Under Ohio law, customers are supposed to pay only for their net electricity use and get credit for any excess ‘identical in rate structure‘ […]

Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid
AEP / Energy

Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid

Alliance for Solar Choice launches campaign against utility’s stance COLUMBUS — “An advocate for rooftop solar power is taking shots at American Electric Power. The Alliance for Solar Choice is behind a website, www.unamericanelectricpower.com, and a billboard truck that was in Columbus on Tuesday to promote the site. The group […]

AEP CEO Nick Akins
AEP / Coal / Energy

AEP CEO on PUCO: ‘Turnover is a challenge’ but new leader knows issues

COLUMBUS — “AEP and the state’s other electric utilities are in the midst of major state-level decisions as they face issues stemming from operating in Ohio’s deregulated marketplace. The PUCO, the state agency that oversees Ohio’s power industry, has experienced sizable churn at the top in the last few years. […]