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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.
AEP / Coal / Energy

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)
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

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
AEP / Coal / Energy

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 […]

Pictured right to left: Sammi Tuckerman, Kate Aylward
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

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
AEP / Coal / Energy

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 […]

The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant might not survive, says FirstEnergy, unless its gets special treatment from the PUCO.
AEP / Coal / Energy

PUCO rejects deal to have ratepayers subsidize a coal-fired power plant

COLUMBUS — “The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio made history Wednesday by declining to allow AEP Ohio to have ratepayers subsidize the continued operation of a 1950s-era coal-fired power plant it owns along with FirstEnergy and other state utilities. The decision — immediately applauded by consumer and environmental groups — […]

Pictured right to left: Sammi Tuckerman, Kate Aylward
AEP / Energy

AEP’s plan for guaranteed coal-plant income rejected

COLUMBUS — “Ohio utility regulators have rejected an American Electric Power proposal to guarantee income from two coal plants. Regulators said the plan was legal but would not benefit consumers. The coal-plant decision, which is part of a larger AEP rate case mostly approved today, has wide-ranging ramifications. Two other […]

Dynegy lobbying against AEP’s power purchase agreement plan
AEP / Coal / Energy

Dynegy lobbying against AEP’s power purchase agreement plan

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP) is a stalwart of the Ohio business community, employing thousands throughout the state and in Central Ohio. So when the utility talks about its problems, political heavyweights tend to listen. Dynegy is a new player in the state, last year spending $2.8 […]

AEP power purchase agreement decision expected soon
AEP / Coal / Energy

AEP power purchase agreement decision expected soon

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. could hear as soon as next week if it’ll be able to go ahead with its controversial proposal to guarantee income from a coal-burning plant. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio could issue an order as soon as next Thursday on its initial […]