This week, Rep. Anthony DeVitis (R-Uniontown) introduced House Bill 178. Dubbed the FirstEnergy “nuke bailout” bill, the measure would require customers in the FirstEnergy service territory to pay an additional $300 million annually on electric bills to subsidize the Perry and Davis-Besse power plants for up to16 years.
Under the bill, manufacturers would not be able to “shop around” the rate increase that will be imposed on all distribution customers, regardless of their energy supplier.
The OMA opposes the legislation. 4/13/2017