The OMA Energy Groups is urging the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to deny an AEP attempt to bypass a “need” determination for its proposal to stick its customers with the costs of 900 megawatts of solar generation it proposes to build.
In the robust competitive market for generation in Ohio, consumers can, and do, purchase renewable energy in increasing amounts. Consumers are also increasingly developing their own renewable energy resources.
There is no “need” (except perhaps for the utility) for this mandate on consumers. 10/17/2018