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AEP closer to deal that might give it rate hike
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AEP closer to deal that might give it rate hike

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power is close to an agreement with the staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, potentially clearing the way for a rate increase, according to a regulatory filing. Any agreement would need to be approved by the PUCO governing board. Details are not yet available […]

Factory, COTA are unplugging city power
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Factory, COTA are unplugging city power

COLUMBUS — “As Columbus considers selling its electric utility, some city power administrators are concerned there will be little left to sell. Two large customers — the Central Ohio Transit Authority and glue company Franklin International — have switched or are switching from Columbus Power to American Electric Power. And […]

AEP, rivals vying for your business
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AEP, rivals vying for your business

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power has a head-turning new competitor in central Ohio: itself. AEP Retail Energy, an unregulated affiliate of the utility, started marketing electricity in the region late last week at a price that undercuts the parent company’s regulated rates. The local debut of AEP Retail can be […]

Coal regulations could reshape Midwest energy
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Coal regulations could reshape Midwest energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The Midwest relies so heavily on one source of power that some call us the “coal belt.” It’s cheap and plentiful. But that’s about to change. A wave of government regulations is about to hit the electric industry. It has a name for all the new rules […]

Duke Energy plan on deck
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Duke Energy plan on deck

CINCINNATI — “A proposed plan by Duke Energy that would cost every consumer in Southwest Ohio money – even if those consumers don’t purchase electricity from Duke – will get its first public hearing on Tuesday. Opponents say Duke’s proposal could mean sharply higher rates for customers and reverse a […]

US coal-fired power stations under threat
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US coal-fired power stations under threat

LONDON, ENGLAND — “The American Legislative Exchange Council, a free market campaign group, has described the impending upheaval as a ‘train wreck’ that will cost jobs, send power prices soaring and lead to blackouts. Concern over these effects has led to several pieces of legislation being put forward in Congress […]

EPA impact: ‘We cannot achieve timetable’ – AEP
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EPA impact: ‘We cannot achieve timetable’ – AEP

COLUMBUS — “If American Electric Power Company Inc. must comply with a suite of proposed U.S. EPA rules, Ohio customers would see rates increase between 7 percent and 12 percent, the utility said. That’s because AEP would prematurely retire some plants and retrofit others on a short schedule, AEP President […]

Proposed AEP rate hike called unjustified
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Proposed AEP rate hike called unjustified

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power’s proposed rate increase is way too big and contains many elements that can’t legally be justified, according to an opinion filed by the staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. The PUCO’s governing board will consider the staff recommendations as it mulls the rate […]

Ohio Citizen Action tours AEP’s Muskingum River coal plant
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Ohio Citizen Action tours AEP’s Muskingum River coal plant

BEVERLY — Twenty members of Ohio Citizen Action’s staff throughout the state, along with organizational board member Dick Wittberg and his wife Dawn, toured AEP’s Muskingum River coal power plant on Friday, July 15. The Muskingum River coal plant units 1-4 are scheduled for shutdown by the end of 2014. […]

AEP critics: Extra charges no smallchange
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AEP critics: Extra charges no smallchange

COLUMBUS — “Residential customers of Columbus Southern Power, AEP’s central Ohio subsidiary, would pay an extra 1.5percent in 2012 and 2.7 percent in 2013, with virtually no increase in the first five months of 2014. The rate increases are percentages of a customer’s entire electricity bill. For example, the 1.5percent […]