95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
State Ruling: Some AEP Customers Will Pay More For Energy
Some American Electric Power customers can expect to see single digit rate increases in their power bills. Thatâ€™s as a result of a ruling today by the state Public Utilities Commission. PUCO spokesman Mathew Schilling says AEP will not be able to raise rates beyond a 12 percent cap.
Thereâ€™s going to be a rate cap on customersâ€™ bills such that no customer should experience more than a 12 percent increase due to todayâ€™s ruling.
PUCO Chairman Todd Snitchler says the order â€œâ€¦more evenly distributes the rate impacts among customers.â€