Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) has filed a proposal with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that, if approved, will allow it to impose more above-market charges on customers in its service area. The estimated cost of the rider is more than $1 billion over seven years. The rider will not be by-passable by shopping to another generation supplier.
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In 1999, Ohio moved to allow customers to shop for electricity generation in order to establish the benefits of competition. Since that time, through various riders approved by the PUCO, DP&L customers have already paid $1.8 billion in above-market charges.
The DP&L proposal will be litigated at the PUCO beginning this month. The OMA Energy Group is actively opposing the measure. OMA Energy Group member Tom Lause, VP & Treasurer, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., filed this testimony in the case.
The stakes are high. The PUCO recently approved a $1 billion subsidy for FirstEnergy that will cost its customers $204 million annually for, likely, five years.