Ohio Submeterers Argue They Should Retain Ability to Add Extra Fees to Customer Bills

Last month, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ruled (Docket No. 15-1594-AU-COI) that submetering businesses can be regulated, if their total bill exceeds the price that would have been charged by a regulated utility by a yet-to-be-determined percentage. In response, two Ohio submetering companies now are saying that – if they are to be controlled by the state’s regulators – they want to be able to retain their ability to add charges as they see fit, according to a January 18 report by The Columbus Dispatch.

Dominion’s Ohio Customers to Pick Up Bill for Pipeline Replacements

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) voted on September 14 (Docket No. 15-0362-GA-ALT) ) to authorize Dominion East Ohio to continue its Pipeline Infrastructure Replacement (PIR) program – and to recover the associated costs from ratepayers through the PIR Cost Recovery Charge for another five-year period, which runs through 2021.

Ohio Supreme Court Reverses DP&L Coal Plant ‘Security Plan,’ Saving Ratepayers $80M This Year

The Ohio Supreme Court on June 20 reversed a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) decision (Docket No. 16-0395-EL-SSO) that allowed local utility Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) to charge its 515,000 customers extra in an “electric security plan.

Ohio High Court Upholds AEP Capacity Charges to Retailers, Deferred Collection

The Ohio Supreme Court released opinions on April 21 (Slip Opinion Nos. 2016-Ohio-1607 and 2016-Ohio-1608) addressing two separate orders of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that, together, would enable AEP Ohio to collect cost-based capacity charges for the energy it sells to retail … Read more…

FirstEnergy Auction Sets Standard Service Offer

On April 14, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of FirstEnergy’s wholesale auction (Docket No. 16-0776-EL-UNC) – which ultimately will determine the investor-owned utilty’s standard service (SSO) offer through May 31, 2019. Through this competitive bidding process, Cleveland Electric Illuminating, Ohio … Read more…

AEP Ohio Agrees to Retailer TOU Program Concurrent with Smart Meter Rollout

AEP Ohio has entered into a Joint Stipulation and Recommendation Agreement under which the utility would complete phase two of its gridSMART deployment program and would allow the billing of Time of Use (TOU) rates by retail suppliers in its service territory. The proposal awaits … Read more…

PUCO Gives Modified Go-Ahead to AEP, FirstEnergy Profit Guarantee Proposals

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) gave a limited go-ahead on March 31 to two controversial rate requests – one, from American Electric Power Ohio (AEP), intended to guarantee its income from six area coal plants (Docket No. 14-1693-EL-RDR); the other from FirstEnergy, designed … Read more…

PUCO Accepts Results of Dominion East Ohio’s Gas Supply Auction

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) announced on February 3 that it had accepted (Docket No. 07-1224-GA-EXM) the results of Dominion East Ohio’s auction for its standard service offer (SSO) and standard choice offer (SCO). Cleveland-based Dominion East Ohio is a subsidiary of Dominion … Read more…

Dynegy Jumps into FirstEnergy, AEP ‘Bailout’ Fray

“In response to the exorbitant and counter-productive subsidies currently under consideration for FirstEnergy and American Electric Power (AEP),” Houston-based Dynegy announced on January 12 that it is offering two counter-proposals to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that it claims “will save the state’s … Read more…

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