Dayton Power & Light

Two Ohio coal-fired plants to close, deepening industry decline
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Two Ohio coal-fired plants to close, deepening industry decline

DAYTON — “Electricity company Dayton Power & Light said on Monday it would shut down two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio next year for economic reasons, a setback for the ailing coal industry but a victory for environmental activists. Republican President Donald Trump promised in his election campaign to […]

DP&L will sell its ownership in three coal-fired power stations, according to a new stipulation filed with a state organization. (Credit: Thomas Gnau/Dayton Daily News)
Coal / Dayton Power & Light

DPL to sell stake in three power plants

DAYTON — “In a new state filing, Dayton Power & Light Co. puts itself on a path further from the use of coal in power generation. The company said in the filing it will commit to selling its ownership in three generation stations while setting up an economic development fund for […]

DPL settlement will raise monthly rates, keep headquarters in Dayton
Dayton Power & Light / Energy

DPL settlement will raise monthly rates, keep headquarters in Dayton

DAYTON — “Dayton Power and Light Company has agreed to a settlement in its electric security plan proposal, that if approved, will increase customers monthly bills and calls for the company to close two coal-powered plants on the Ohio River. DP&L announced in a statement Monday that a settlement with […]

2016 Year in Review
Dayton Power & Light / Energy / FirstEnergy / Freeze on Clean Energy / Ohio Citizen Action / Renewable Energy

2016 Year in Review

Coal and Energy Our efforts since the 2014 “freeze” on Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards ramped up this year in anticipation of December 31. If legislators failed to pass a reasonable alternative to the original standards, they were set to be reinstated at year’s end. Ohio Citizen Action […]

DP&L criticized for bonuses, expenses paid from customer revenue
Dayton Power & Light

DP&L criticized for bonuses, expenses paid from customer revenue

DAYTON — “Dayton Power and Light has been criticized for paying employee bonuses and even having ‘meals, snacks and drinks’ during employee meetings with money that Public Utilities Commission of Ohio staff said came from revenue generated from riders or bills charged to customers. ‘(PUCO) staff believes that having meetings […]

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 […]

DP&L requests approval for rate hike
Dayton Power & Light / Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

DP&L requests approval for rate hike

DAYTON — “Dayton Power & Light is requesting approval for a seven-year, $145 million annual rate hike. DP&L, a subsidy of The AES Corp. (NYSE: AES), filed a request Oct. 11 seeking approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a rate increase that would total slightly more than […]

DP&L switches proposed electric charge before hearing
Dayton Power & Light / Energy

DP&L switches proposed electric charge before hearing

DAYTON — “On Friday, four days before a public hearing in Dayton, Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) withdrew a proposed ‘reliable electricity rider,’ or charge, in favor of another proposed charge, this one for “distribution and modernization.” A proposed ‘electric security plan’ for DP&L — the subject of Public Utilities […]

Consumer groups maintain rate increase cases and power purchase agreements filed by the utilities are muddying the waters of Ohio's energy market.
AEP / Dayton Power & Light / Energy

Eyeing FERC end-run, Ohio utilities keep pressing state regulators to support old plants

Dayton Power & Light joined AEP and FirstEnergy in asking regulators to approve bill riders to keep aging coal and nuclear generation online COLUMBUS — “Ohio utilities are undeterred by federal regulators’ decision in April to block affiliate power purchase agreements that would have supported older coal and nuclear generation. […]

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down charges aimed at protecting Dayton utility’s profits
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Ohio Supreme Court strikes down charges aimed at protecting Dayton utility’s profits

COLUMBUS — “For the second time in two months, the Ohio Supreme Court has rejected electricity-bill charges that were designed to protect utility profits at a time of market instability. But the savings for consumers will be small, if they materialize at all. The 6-1 decision on Monday, involving Dayton […]