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Ohio Supreme Court Delivers Blow To AEP In Coal Ruling

An American Electric Power plant in Conesville, Ohio.
4, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with state utility regulators in a dispute with American Electric Power over how much the company can charge customers for coal.

AEP Proposes Rate Cut For Residential Customers

AEP proposes a rate cut to residential customers.
May 27, 2014

American Electric Power is planning to cut rates for most residential customers by more than 12 percent.

PUCO Rules FirstEnergy Overcharged Customers $43 Million

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ruled FirstEnergy overcharged customer $43.3 million. FirstEnergy says it will appeal the ruling.
8, 2013

After a week long delay, state regulators have issued a decision on whether FirstEnergy overcharged its 2 million customers for credits it bought to comply with a state law requiring electric utilities get 22 percent of their power from renewable resources by 2025.

Ohio Power Plants Respond To New Regulations

The Painesville, Ohio, power plant recently turned 125 years old. It still burns coal to produce electricity, though operators expect to complement Painesville power production with wind and hydropower in the near future.
9, 2013

President Obama recently announced that he’s directing the E-P-A to crack down on air pollution from coal-powered utility plants. Many in the coal industry complained, but utility companies were generally more-muted in their reaction.

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds $42 Million Fine Against AEP

AEP was penalized $42 million for making excessive profits in 2009.
December 7, 2012

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law that keeps AEP and other utilities from earning excessive profits.

AEP Blames Summer Storms, Competition For Down Profits

A company press release lists several factors, including increased competition that’s led to customers switching carriers.
October 24, 2012

Columbus-based American Electric Power says company profits fell by nearly 50 percent in the third quarter.

Solar Energy Attracting More Schools

Evening Street El. solar panels
Solar Panels on the rooftop of Evening Street Elementary in Worthington
26, 2012

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.

What Energy Source Holds The Most Promise for Ohio?

Posted: September 22, 2011

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?

Conesville Keeps Close Watch On Anti-Pollution Dispute

15, 2011

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 Customers Could Pay More Next Year

17, 2010

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.