Ohio Consumers' Counsel

Four Names Submitted As Replacement For PUCO Head

Dec 21, 2020

A nominating council has forwarded the names of four finalists to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to fill a seat on the powerful state utilities commission to replace its chair, who resigned after an FBI search of his German Village home.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ordered Akron-based FirstEnergy, tied to an alleged 60 million bribery scheme, to show whether it spent customer money on passage of the now tainted nuclear power plant bailout law. 

Ohio's consumer watchdog wants a regulatory agency to investigate whether the state's largest electric utility used customer money to fund an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio's most powerful politicians. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Senate is now considering the House-passed two year state budget proposal.

Ohio Public Radio

A dozen employees of Akron-based FirstEnergy came to Columbus Monday to lobby lawmakers and the governor to save two nuclear power plants the firm plans to close.

Some AEP Ohio customers will see a credit on their electric bills this month.

Consumer groups are appealing the Public Utility Commission of Ohio's decision to increase rates to guaranteed profits for Akron-based FirstEnergy's coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

Ohio Citizen Action

Utilities, energy officials and environmental advocates are debating a proposal that would set the stage for the future of energy in Ohio.

American Electric Power is proposing a rate reduction for Ohio customers beginning in the summer of 2015 - one the state's utility watchdog says doesn't go far enough.

Groups Oppose Renewable Energy Compromise Bill

Nov 29, 2013

Consumer and business groups continue to oppose a bill governing utilities after its sponsor removed a provision that would have eliminated the state's renewables targets by year's end.