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Utilities

PUCO seeking applicants for 2 open seats

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s utility regulatory body is looking to fill two open seats – one expected and another that just became available. The nominating council for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, which has five commissioners, seeks someone to fill Commissioner Lynn Slaby’s seat and another to take over for […]

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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 […]

Howard Petricoff
Freeze on Clean Energy

PUCO’s Howard Petricoff steps down as commissioner

COLUMBUS — “PUCO commissioner Howard Petricoff, a lawyer who has practiced energy law for 40 years, resigned today rather than face an Ohio Senate rejection in the final weeks of the year. Gov. John Kasich appointed Petricoff, the commission’s only Democrat, to a five-year term on the commission in June. […]

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 pushes law that would let state raise rates
Energy / Utilities

DP&L pushes law that would let state raise rates

DAYTON — “Dayton Power and Light is lobbying state legislators to amend existing law that would allow the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to raise electric rates if a utility’s financial integrity is at stake. If passed, the PUCO could raise or modify rates ‘if the (PUCO) finds that the […]

AEP takes $2.3B write-down of coal plants to avoid Ohio’s ‘deregulation debacle’
AEP / Coal

AEP takes $2.3B write-down of coal plants to avoid Ohio’s ‘deregulation debacle’

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. CEO Nick Akins often peppers his public comments with references to music or movies. It’s a way to translate complicated public policy and energy issues through the lens of popular culture. On Tuesday, his quote previewed the theme of comments by executives of […]

FirstEnergy must cut costs to avoid credit downgrade
FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

FirstEnergy must cut costs to avoid credit downgrade

AKRON — “Chuck Jones needs to find about $200 million. That’s roughly the amount that Jones, CEO of Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp., says he needs to find in cost savings to preserve his company’s credit rating — and ultimately to stay independent. It will mean cuts to FirstEnergy’s expenses. That includes […]

Editorial: Ohio deserves better
Commentary / FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Editorial: Ohio deserves better

TOLEDO — “At first glance, it appears that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio put its proverbial foot down when it rejected FirstEnergy Corp.’s request for funding to improve its power grid. But closer scrutiny reveals that the utility seems to have been handed a ‘cash grab’ and no requirement […]

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 […]

Ohio Statehouse
Commentary / Freeze on Clean Energy

Thomas Suddes commentary: Ohioans brace for ‘post-election’ season

COLUMBUS — “While everyone’s watching Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton (or, most likely, football), some state issues are being quietly shaped in Columbus, waiting for the traditional, and traditionally frenzied, post-election (‘lame-duck’) session of the General Assembly. One issue that might (or might not) be addressed is Ohio’s two-year freeze […]