Ohio Public Utilities Commission (OH PUCO)
Former PUCO Chair Sam Randazzo pleaded not guilty to charges that FirstEnergy paid him $4 million in bribes before his appointment to aid the utility.
Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R) was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for taking bribes from FirstEnergy to pass legislation subsidizing the company’s nuclear plants.
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Built by power companies for the DOD during the Cold War, Ohio Valley Electric Corp. is now part of a war fought by enviros against regulators, utilities.
Ohio regulators cleared AEP of wrongdoing in its response to storms that led to load sheds in June but said it should manage vegetation more aggressively.
Powerful June storms and demand surges in central Ohio forced AEP to cut power to 150,000 customers to prevent further system damage, company executives say.
The Ohio Consumers' Counsel wants an independent audit, rather than a PUCO review, of AEP's decision last month to cut power after a wind storm.
AEP Ohio customers accused the utility of racism for cutting power to poor areas of Columbus following a windstorm while continuing service to the suburbs.
Lawmakers introduced legislation to alter the composition of Ohio's PUC by requiring the governor to appoint one member chosen by the Ohio Consumers' Counsel.
PJM stakeholders in the RTO’s generator sector voiced frustration with FERC over recent decisions related to the capacity market to the Ohio Senate.
Is there an EV in every future driveway? Yes, says an Ohio policy group that contends EV use will lower electric rates if the right policies are developed now.
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