Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

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11:21 am
Tue May 27, 2014

AEP Seeks Rate Cut

Columbus-based American Electric Power is planning to cut rates for most residential customers by 12.6 percent.

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8:16 am
Thu May 15, 2014

SUPCO Blocks Duke From Passing Clean-Up Costs To Consumers

The Ohio Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Duke Energy from charging customers for pollution clean-up at its deactivated manufactured-gas plants.

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6:25 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Governor Appoints New Top Ohio Utility Regulator

Gov. John Kasich has picked a former state budget director and lawmaker to be Ohio's top utility regulator. 

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8:16 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

PUCO Launches Website To Help Consumers Comparision Shop Utilities

State regulators have launched a website designed to help consumers save money when they choose a natural gas or electricity provider.

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12:27 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

SUPCO Rejects Refunds For AEP Customers

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected an appeal seeking 368 million dollars in refunds for customers of Columbus-based American Electric Power.

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6:27 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Former State Budget Chief Among Four Finalists For PUCO Seat

The four finalists recommended for a soon-to-be-vacated seat on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio include a former state budget director and the commission's utility-rate administrator.

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12:39 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Top Ohio Utility Regulator To Leave Post

Ohio's top public utility regulator says he won't seek reappointment when his term expires April 10. 

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6:27 am
Tue January 14, 2014

PUCO Chair To Leave In April

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair Todd Snitchler says he will not seek reappointment when his term ends on April 10th.

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7:01 am
Thu December 12, 2013

State Regulators Approve Changes To 740 Area Code

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved a plan to use a new 220 area code in areas now covered by the 740 area code, which is expected to run out of numbers in 2015.

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7:17 am
Thu October 24, 2013

State Says Columbus Southern Power Should Refund Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says Columbus Southern Power had "excessive earnings" for 2010 under state law and should return 6.9 million dollars to customers.

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6:24 am
Thu August 8, 2013

PUCO Orders Repayment Of Renewable Energy Overcharges

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ordered Akron-based FirstEnergy to credit 43.3 million dollars to 2 million customers overcharged by the utitity for renewable energy purchases.

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6:48 am
Thu August 1, 2013

PUCO Delays Vote On Energy Rebates

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has delayed action in a case potentially affecting 96 to 126 million dollars in rebates of renewable energy overcharges to customers of Akron-based FirstEnergy.

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6:32 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Train-Vehicle Crashes Decline

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says there were 71 train-vehicle crashes last year, down from 112 in 2003.

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7:28 am
Thu May 30, 2013

PUCO Staff Approves AEP Cost Recovery Plan

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio staffers have recommended Columbus-based American Electric Power be allowed to charge customers for nearly all of the 61.8 million dollars it spent on repairs from the June 2012 windstorm.

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12:21 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

PUCO Chair Tied To ALEC

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair Todd Snitchler (SNIHCH'-lur) has ties to a group behind model legislation that would repeal states' renewable energy requirements.

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7:36 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Finalists Named For PUCO Post

Four finalists have been recommended from a pool of 26 applicants to fill an opening on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

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7:30 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Lawmaker Wants Explanation Of Controversial Tweets

Democratic State Representative Mike Foley is asking Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair Todd Snitchler to explain posts on Twitter criticizing solar, wind and renewable energy and questioning global climate change.

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7:37 am
Tue January 15, 2013

PUCO Chair's Twitter Posts Raise Controversy

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair Todd Snitchler has used his Twitter account to steadily criticize solar, wind and renewable energy and to question global climate change.

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7:31 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Plans For Solar Farm Scuttled

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has nixed plans by Columbus-based American Electric Power to build a large solar farm in Southeast Ohio.

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7:57 am
Fri January 4, 2013

AEP Wants Customers To Pay For Storm Repairs

Columbus-based American Electric Power is asking the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for permission to make customers pay nearly 62-million dollars in repairs for storm damage last summer.

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