The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) this week approved a request by Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) to withdraw its current electric security plan (ESP) and revert to a prior ESP. The utility sought to withdrawal from the most recent rate plan in the wake of the PUCO ordering DP&L to remove a credit support rider after the Supreme Court of Ohio invalidated a similar charge for FirstEnergy.
Over the objections of consumer groups, the PUCO allowed DP&L to reinstate a rate stability charge, but did not allow DP&L to retain some new riders established in its current plan. The PUCO has stated the change in the ESP will save customers $70 million. Members of the OMA Energy Group will continue to intervene in the ongoing proceedings to protect manufacturing interests. If you are in the DP&L service territory, make sure you are involved. 12/19/2019