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July 20, 2024

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

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AEP Ohio Asks PUCO for Data Center-specific Tariffs
AEP Ohio is asking state regulators to create new tariffs that would force data center developers to pay for 90 to 95% of their projected electrical demand for their first 10 years of operation, even if they use less.
WKRC
Scandal-ridden Former PUCO Chair Sam Randazzo Found Dead
Former PUCO Chair Sam Randazzo, who faced multiple criminal counts for taking millions in bribes from FirstEnergy, died by suicide, according to multiple news reports.
WKRC
Ex-PUCO Chair, Ex-FirstEnergy Execs Indicted in Ohio
Three former Ohio utility and regulatory officials face dozens of new charges in the House Bill 6 scandal.
Ohio House of Representatives
Ohio, Pa. Officials Examine PJM Reliability in Joint Session
Ohio and Pennsylvania lawmakers met in Columbus for a hearing on the future reliability of the PJM grid, quizzing RTO and industry insiders on the role states can have in maintaining resource adequacy.
WKRC
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.
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3rd Circuit Rejects Challenges to PJM MOPR, Affirms Authority over FERC Deadlocks
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld FERC's 2021 approval of PJM's tightened minimum offer price rule, which removed a requirement that resources receiving state subsidies be mitigated to their cost-based offer.
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.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Vistra’s Deal for Energy Harbor Runs into Opposition at FERC
Vistra Energy's deal to buy Energy Harbor ran into opposition at FERC, where parties argued it would harm Ohio's retail market and further concentrate PJM's wholesale market.
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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.

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