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Ohio utility regulators prepare for coming changes in use of electricity

By: Mark Williams | A wave of change is coming in the ways consumers and businesses use electricity — think electric vehicles or batteries that store electricity — and state utility regulators want to be ready. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday released a report called PowerForward: A Roadmap to Ohio’s Electricity Future … Read more

Bankruptcy ruling could lead to higher Ohio electric prices

By: Associated Press | Millions of Ohio electricity customers could end up paying more for power because of a recent decision in a key regional power company’s bankruptcy case. U.S. Judge Alan Koschik last week approved a motion to allow FirstEnergy Solutions to leave a multi-company power agreement that required the participating companies to help … Read more

Court ruling could mean higher electric bills

By: Mark Williams | Millions of Ohio electricity customers could end up paying more for power because of the bankruptcy filing of key power company. A bankruptcy judge has allowed FirstEnergy Solutions, which filed for bankruptcy protection March 31, to opt out of its share of costs as an owner of the Ohio Valley Electric … Read more

FERC rejects PJM capacity market reform proposals, seeks quick resolution

In a 3-2 decision that drew sharp dissent from two commissioners, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Friday rejected both of PJM Interconnection’s proposals to address failures in its capacity markets due to state subsidies supporting preferred generation resources. Whether to add more renewable energy or to keep struggling emissions-free nuclear online, many states are increasingly … Read more

Capacity prices nearly double in largest U.S. power market

By: Jeffrey Tomich | The cost of ensuring adequate available generation in the nation’s largest power market surged as power plant operators raised offer prices to offset lower energy revenues and fewer new natural gas plants coming online. PJM Interconnection yesterday said clearing prices for capacity across much of its 13-state footprint nearly doubled to … Read more

DP&L rate increase hearings scheduled: What you need to know

By: Thomas Gnau | There will be two local hearings next month on a Dayton Power & Light requested rate increase. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has scheduled public hearings on the rate increase request — at 1 p.m. May 8, at the Dayton Municipal Building, 101 W. Third St., and then at … Read more

Ohio regulators say utilities can’t keep federal tax cut

By: WTOL11 | State utility regulators in Ohio have rejected legal arguments by the state’s four big electric utilities seeking to avoid returning proceeds from the federal tax cut to customers through rate reductions. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s unanimous decision Wednesday means American Electric Power, Dayton Power & Light, Duke Energy and FirstEnergy … Read more