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PUCO Rejects AEP’s Solar Project Plan

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State regulators have denied AEP’s plan to charge ratepayers a fee for what would be the largest solar project in Ohio. The decision came down to whether electric customers needed the power plant in order to justify the additional cost to electric bills. AEP proposed guaranteeing the purchase of solar power from two plants in Highland County, currently in development. But the Public… Read More

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AEP Hopes New PUCO Chair Gives Solar Farm A “Fair Shot”

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The panel of state regulators that reviews utility rates will soon have a new leader who has a history of opposing renewable energy issues. This is causing concerns for supporters of a proposed solar farm from AEP. Sam Randazzo’s appointment to chair the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio sent up red flags to supporters of AEP’s 400 megawatt… Read More

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Groups Oppose PUCO Nominee For Past Opposition To Renewable Projects

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As Gov. Mike DeWine considers who to select as the next member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, a coaltion of environmental groups are calling on DeWine to not select Sam Randazzo. Randazzo, who recently retired from representing Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, is one of four nominees selected by a nominating council. The environmental groups… Read More