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The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law that keeps AEP and other utilities from earning excessive profits.
Columbus-based American Electric Power says company profits fell by nearly 50 percent in the third quarter.
More and more Central Ohio Schools are looking to the sun to power lights, computers and air conditioning. At least two local companies are putting solar panels on school buildings, lowering utility bills.
Governor John Kasich, scientists and business leaders this week have been studying Ohio’s energy future. Right now coal supplies more than 80% of Ohio’s electricity, but many seek alternatives: natural gas, solar, wind. What energy source do you think holds the most promise for Ohio?
The demand for electricity in Ohio usually peaks in July and August. Coal is the main source of electricity in the region but pollution from coal burning power plants has been linked to increased asthma and the federal government wants to accelerate anti-pollution rules.
AEP electric customers could see their rates go up next year by as much as 6 percent now that the company has withdrawn from a settlement agreement with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Columbus-based American Electric Power says even with above normal heat customers face little prospect of an electricity black out.
Despite more reasonable energy costs and a weak economy, the solar panel industry is booming. Homeowners could purchase solar panels at a fraction of the cost as a result of federal and state rebates.
When Ohio legislators approved a new law on electricity rates earlier this year, they declared that details would be left up to utility regulators at the Public Utilities Commission.
The Ohio House has finalized along-awaited energy plan to restructure the electricity industry and increase renewable energy investments in the state.