Post Tagged with: "Ohio Consumers’ Counsel"

Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Governing Board narrows list of candidates to lead agency
Energy

Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Governing Board narrows list of candidates to lead agency

COLUMBUS — “The Governing Board of the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) decided after deliberation during its regular meeting today that six candidates will be offered interviews for the position of Consumers’ Counsel. The following candidates will be offered the opportunity to interview with the Governing Board at the […]

AEP power plant closing costs disallowed
AEP / Coal

AEP power plant closing costs disallowed

COLUMBUS — “AEP Ohio customers will not have to pay for costs associated with the proposed early closure of a coal-fired generation unit owned by the Ohio Power Co. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) agreed with the recommendations of a number of parties including the Office of the […]

Republicans’ damage to Ohio consumers’ counsel leaves utilities holding all of the high cards
Energy

Republicans’ damage to Ohio consumers’ counsel leaves utilities holding all of the high cards

CLEVELAND — “Ohio’s 129th General Assembly did utility ratepayers no favors when it took a meat ax to the Office of Consumers’ Counsel. The office represents residential utility customers in rate hearings and the like. It’s funded by a minuscule assessment on utilities. Last year, the counsel’s budget was $8.5 […]

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel recommends rate decrease of AEP’s distribution charges
AEP

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel recommends rate decrease of AEP’s distribution charges

COLUMBUS – “The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) Monday recommended a reduction of $51.8 million in American Electric Power’s distribution revenues as a part of the utility’s currently pending rate case. After evaluation of AEP’s proposal to increase distribution rates by $93 million, the OCC filed testimony at […]

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Duke Energy reaches settlement

CINCINNATI — “Duke Energy Ohio said it has reached a settlement with most of the parties in its rate case before the state’s utility commission which would mean about 11 percent reduction in rates, or about $14 a month, for the typical residential customer starting in January. The proposed settlement, […]

Energy

City electric aggregation up for vote

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — “On Nov. 8 Washington C.H. citizens will decide if they want to make electric governmental aggregation an option. If the majority of voters passes the issue and chooses to implement electric aggregation, electric consumers within the city limits will be automatically enrolled in the program at […]

AEP / Energy

Case should give consumers pause

COLUMBUS — “Help me out. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the agency that is supposed to represent utility customers regarding the validity of public-utility rate changes, approved the repayment of less than one-tenth ($78 million) of unlawful charges by American Electric Power (‘AEP owes you $12 or $30,’ Dispatch […]

AEP owes you $12 or $30
AEP / Energy

AEP owes you $12 or $30

Court found utility levied $850M in unlawful charges COLUMBUS — “Customers of American Electric Power will receive $78 million worth of credits in compensation for illegal charges levied by the company, but that is less than one-tenth of the nearly $800 million that consumer advocates think is owed. The Public […]

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel recommends rejection of AEP settlement that would increase rates
AEP / Energy

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel recommends rejection of AEP settlement that would increase rates

COLUMBUS — “Electricity refunds and rate reductions that American Electric Power customers are entitled to would be eliminated if the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approves a settlement filed Sept. 7 by the utility, the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) said in testimony filed late yesterday. The […]

Kasich’s knife claims a key scalp
Energy

Kasich’s knife claims a key scalp

CLEVELAND — “Migden-Ostrander says the decision to step down was entirely her own. Indeed, she answers to an independent board, not the governor. But she said she hopes that ‘by [my] leaving . . . the new consumers’ counsel will be successful in restoring [the agency’s] budget.’ She added — […]