December 11, 2023

Ohio Public Utilities Commission (OH PUCO)

Former Ohio PUC Chair Charged with Bribery
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.
Ohio General Assembly
Former Ohio House Speaker Householder Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

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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Ohio PUC Opens 2021 Audit of OVEC Charges for Public Comment
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.
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
PUCO Staff Clears AEP on June Load Sheds
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.
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
PJM, AEP Address Ohio PUC on June Storms, Power Cuts
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.
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Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Asks for Independent Probe of AEP
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.
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AEP Under Fire as Load Sheds Persist in Ohio
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.
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Ohio Lawmakers Propose Bill to Ensure Public Represented on PUC
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.
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Generators Vent Frustration with PJM, FERC to Ohio Senators
PJM stakeholders in the RTO’s generator sector voiced frustration with FERC over recent decisions related to the capacity market to the Ohio Senate.
Ohio Report Offers Policy Roadmap to EV Adoption
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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