Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) is litigating a proposal at 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 $625 million over five years. The rider will not be by-passable by shopping with a competitive supplier.
DP&L intends to use the $625 million to reduce its debt and allegedly invest in its grid; however, this is too large of a subsidy to bailout DP&L’s parent, DPL Inc., and the holding company, AES. There are also many other proposed above-market charges embedded in the proposal that will cost customers even more money during the term of the proposal.
The OMA Energy Group is opposing the measure. OMA members can take action by making a phone call to or arranging a meeting with elected officials to express opposition to this proposal. Contact Governor Kasich (contact information) and your state senator and state representative (look up here).
Here is a sample letter (in Word) for communicating with elected officials. 2/14/2017