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Energy efficiency was projected to cut electric consumption, power companies told the state
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Energy efficiency was projected to cut electric consumption, power companies told the state

CLEVELAND — “Ohio’s electric companies were on course to help their customers cut overall power use by as much as 33 percent in coming years before lawmakers froze state energy efficiency mandates. Filed and forgotten at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the analyses and projections were drawn up by […]

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

PUCO chief: Energy’s challenges brought me back

COLUMBUS — “Porter is generally viewed by Ohio energy observers as fair and not easily pushed over – the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association described his remarks last week to Columbus Business First urging utilities to “stop scaring Ohioans” as an ‘ unusually blunt message to the utilities.’ Porter wouldn’t delve into […]

Tom Knox
Columbus-based AEP is one of the country's biggest electric providers
AEP / Energy

AEP gets another chance to show an income guarantee benefits consumers

COLUMBUS — “The Columbus electric utility (NYSE:AEP) wanted state regulators to hurry up and hear the plea to ink long-term power purchase agreements for its Ohio power plants. Now, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has set dates for hearings that follow a similar proposal from Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) […]

Dynegy Inc. CEO Bob Flexon
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Dynegy CEO: Re-regulation in Ohio would help ‘the weakest in the herd’

COLUMBUS — “Hopes for re-regulating Ohio’s power industry are another example of utilities not wanting to compete, says one of the newest entrants to the state’s power generation industry. ‘They’re used to getting what they want – big, fat margins so they can pay big dividends to shareholders,’ Dynegy Inc. […]

AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy CEO wants Ohio to end deregulation, but AEP boss says not so fast

COLUMBUS — “The new leader of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) would re-regulate Ohio’s electric industry “in a heartbeat” if he could. American Electric Power Company Inc.’s chief executive won’t go that far. Chuck Jones, CEO of Akron-based FirstEnergy, told Cleveland.com the deregulation of the industry that began in earnest at the […]

Report finds emissions of pollutants concentrated among a few generators
AEP / Coal

Report finds emissions of pollutants concentrated among a few generators

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — “The 10 largest U.S. power producers were responsible for more than one-third of emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury and carbon dioxide, according to a new report released July 14 by a coalition of utilities and the Natural Resources Defense Council. …American Electric Power Co. Inc. […]

Kasich rejects property-tax break for power plants
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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
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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
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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 […]