Fixed Rate Hikes

Rachael Belz, executive director, Ohio Citizen Action
Energy / Fixed Rate Hikes

What Ohioans are saying about fixed charge hikes proposed by electric companies

Commentary from Ohio Citizen Action Executive Director Rachael Belz Who wants to talk about household bills, right? It’s not exactly the most fun topic, but for the past few months, we’ve been out in neighborhoods across Ohio knocking on doors to talk with residents about just that subject – more […]

Public hearing on AEP rate hike in Columbus
Energy / Fixed Rate Hikes

Public hearing on AEP rate hike in Columbus

It isn’t fair to have to pay a lot more on your electric bill every month even if you’re not using more electricity – yet that’s exactly what AEP and other electric companies in the state want. If you’re an AEP customer, you would see your monthly fixed charge go […]

AEP's Conesville Power Station Credit: Delta Whiskey, Creative Commons
AEP / Fixed Rate Hikes / Utilities

AEP Ohio rate plan excludes merchant generation

COLUMBUS — “AEP Ohio proposed a new retail rate plan that would more than triple residential customers’ fixed charges and shift more costs to customers that do not purchase their power through a competitive supplier. But the company’s request for a six-year extension of its ‘Electric Security Plan’ (ESP) lacks […]

Other states balk at hiking utility fixed fee
Energy / Fixed Rate Hikes

Other states balk at hiking utility fixed fee

MILWAUKEE, WI — “As Alliant Energy Corp. seeks to more than double its fixed customer charge on monthly electric bills over the next two years, a review of rate cases around the country finds that regulators in other states are taking a dimmer view of these proposals than Wisconsin. Critics […]

The AEP building in Columbus.
AEP / Energy / Fixed Rate Hikes

Ohio utility seeks to double its fixed distribution charges

COLUMBUS— “In response to an increasing number of customers installing solar power or opting for energy efficiency measures, American Electric Power has asked Ohio regulators to increase the share of distribution charges that all its utility customers must pay, regardless of how much electricity they use. AEP Ohio has seen […]

Regulators largely deny utility requests for fixed charge increases
Energy / Fixed Rate Hikes

Regulators largely deny utility requests for fixed charge increases

A policy report finds that while utilities are increasingly asking to increase fixed charges, that in more than half of recent cases these requests were denied RALEIGH, NC — “Utilities have used a variety of tactics to change the economics of customer-sited rooftop PV away from retail-rate net metering, and […]