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Ohio’s Top Utility Regulator Says He’s Resigning As Chairman

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Ohio’s top utility regulator says he is resigning as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission but will continue to serve as a commissioner. Thomas Johnson, a former state budget director, was sworn in to lead the regulating agency less than a year ago. He replaced Todd Snitchler, who decided not to seek reappointment when his… Read More

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AEP Gets OK To Remotely Disconnect Power Of Some Ohioans

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State utility regulators have approved a request by American Electric Power to remotely disconnect the electricity of some Ohio customers who haven’t made payments. The Wednesday ruling by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio applies to 132,000 central-Ohio AEP customers with new smart meters. The new remote disconnection procedure will take effect in August. The… Read More

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Ohio Utility Regulators Reject AEP Plan For Coal Plants

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Ohio utility regulators have rejected an American Electric Power proposal to guarantee profitability from two of its aging coal plants. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ruled Wednesday that the plan was legal but it would not benefit customers. Commissioners declined to authorize a plan to cover the costs of generating electricity from the company’s… Read More