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PUCO Approves Utilities Plan To Raise Rates To Subsidize Older Plants

Mar 31, 2016

State regulators have approved a pair of deals that allow FirstEnergy and AEP to impose multi-billion dollar rate increases on electricity customers to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

A utility assistance program has extended the deadline for AEP Ohio customers to apply for financial help to pay this past winter's high heating bills. 

Storms rolling through Central Ohio this afternoon have left over 14,000 people in Franklin County without power, according to American Electric Power.