Utilities

FirstEnergy, NOPEC locked in court battle; 500,000 customers will be affected
FirstEnergy / Utilities

FirstEnergy, NOPEC locked in court battle; 500,000 customers will be affected

AKRON — “The sweetheart marriage that FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. offered the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council six years ago has soured, and today NOPEC and the power supplier are at one another’s throats. The parties are battling before Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Tammy O’Brien over fallout from failed negotiations to change their […]

A Cheshire, OH resident sits on her porch to talk about the town’s buyout. Credit: Katherine Patterson/Chicken & Egg Pictures
AEP / Utilities

Documentary examines life in Cheshire after AEP buyout

CHESHIRE — “The story of a small town along the Ohio River being bought out by a large electric utility is now being told on the big screen. The documentary examines the buyout and the residents effected by pollution. The film is aptly titled ‘Cheshire, Ohio‘ and it explores what’s […]

The flaws in the utilities’ push for residential demand charges
Commentary / Utilities

The flaws in the utilities’ push for residential demand charges

WASHINGTON, DC — “To fairly evaluate the merits of demand charges, we should understand the utilities’ conundrum. Utilities must continually invest billions of dollars to ensure enough capacity to meet the demands of all customers at all times. Utilities mostly recover these investment costs, which are largely fixed, through variable […]