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 –
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.
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.
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 electric service providers. The court sided ... Read more »
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 Edison, and Toledo Edison – ... Read more »
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 the final approval of the ... Read more »
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 to mitigate the financial risks ... Read more »
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 Energy and, according to the ... Read more »
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) announced on January 13 that it had approved (Case No. 07-1285-GA-EXM) the results of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio’s auction for its standard choice offer (SCO). The auction for the standard choice offer secured natural gas supplies for Vectren’s customers for one year ... Read more »
“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 ratepayers billions of dollars over ... Read more »
In a filing (Docket No. 14-1297-EL-SSO) submitted to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) on December 30, Exelon Generation (ExGen) – the largest operator of nuclear power plants in the United States – intervened in the ongoing, contentious FirstEnergy rate case – asserting that it could offer ratepayers a ... Read more »
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) opened an investigation (Case No. 15-1594-AU-C01) on December 16 into whether companies that competitively resell energy to apartments and condominiums instead should be treated as utilities. “The commission finds that an investigation should be initiated regarding the proper regulatory framework that should be ... Read more »