With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
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€