OMA OVEC Argument Heard by Supreme Court of Ohio

This week the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in two AEP Ohio cases appealed by the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) and The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA), in which the parties argued that AEP Ohio customer charges associated with its interest in the coal-fired Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) are unlawful and violate the General Assembly’s move to electric competition.

The court will consider whether subsidies approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for AEP Ohio’s stake in OVEC constitute illegal charges in an otherwise deregulated market.

A decision is expected in late 2018 or early 2019. 6/26/2018