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Ohio electric utilities question net metering rule proposal

By: Michael Sanserino | As the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission continues to refine its rules for net metering, one electric utility in Ohio has appealed a proposed rule change on net metering to the Ohio Supreme Court. The Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO) proposed the rule change in January that would increase the amount … Read more

Customers to AEP, Duke Energy: Down with coal

By: Barbara Vergetis Lundin | Support for coal in Ohio is very low, according to survey results of a new poll by Public Policy Partners (PPP), with customers who support paying more to keep their electricity supplied by coal even lower. Public Citizen and the Sierra Club have released these results just as the Public … Read more

New Poll: Majority of Ohio Electricity Customers Do Not Support Coal Plant Bailouts

Results show Ohio electricity customers are concerned about air pollution, rising costs of electricity by wide margins By: eNewsPF.com | In results froma new poll by Public Policy Partners (PPP) released today by Public Citizen and the Sierra Club, a strong percentage of Ohio electricity customers favor clean, renewable energy sources to power the state … Read more

Duke Energy Spilled At Least 5,000 Gallons Of Diesel Into The Ohio River On Monday

By: Jeff Spross | Between 5,000 and 8,000 gallons of diesel spilled into the Ohio River on Monday, but officials say drinking water in the area is safe, reported the Cincinnati Inquirer. The spill occurred late Monday night at Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond, Ohio, during a routine transfer. It was discovered … Read more

Electric aggregation loosens rules for opt-out alternative

By: David DeWitt | The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council overseeing electricity aggregation in the city of Athens and Athens County has opened up the opt-out period to any time. Previously, plans were to allow only a 21-day opt-out period where residents could decide whether they wanted to be part of the purchasing pool. SOPEC … Read more

Class-action suit filed over costly electricity plant partly owned by AMP

By: Dan Gearino | Residents of Batavia, Ill., have filed a class-action lawsuit over the price they’re paying for power from a plant partly owned by American Municipal Power of Columbus. The lawsuit, filed yesterday in Illinois, seeks what is likely more than $100 million in damages because electricity from Prairie State Energy Campus is … Read more

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Analysis Shows Price Declines in States with Retail Electricity Competition

By: Bill Massey | Nine of the 12 states that saw residential electricity price declines from 2008 to 2013 were states that allow retail electricity choice and competition, according to an analysis of Energy Information Administration data compiled by the Ohio Office of Consumers’ Counsel. Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, … Read more