$8 Billion in Above-Market Charges, Already

Take a look at this infographic that shows that FirstEnergy and AEP have collected – or will collect – more than $8 billion in above-market charges from their customers from 2001-2018 as the generation market moved through the deregulation process.  That is, by regulatory fiat their customers paid, or will pay, $8 billion above the market.

This is no way to have a competitive, job-producing industrial economy.

Now, as you know, FirstEnergy and AEP Ohio continue to attempt to secure more non-bypassable customer subsidization of the utilities’ uneconomic power plants.  What they asked for would have resulted in another $6 billion in above-market charges.

Isn’t it time to stop punishing customers and allow the markets to work?