Ohio Senate Leaders to FERC: Reject Subsidies in Generation Marketplace

This week, Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Chair Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) wrote members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), urging the agency to reject a proposal that would soften current restrictions preventing subsidized power plants from competing against non-subsidized plants.

The OMA has championed fair competition within the electric generation marketplace. The issue has been especially contentious following the passage of House Bill 6, which created nuclear generation subsidies (later banned under FERC rules).

The OMA Energy Committee will dive deeper into this topic next week at its Sept. 9 meeting. Register here. 9/2/2021