Attorneys for the University of Cincinnati have filed an application with the PUCO to secure a discount on their power bills. If approved, other customers in the Duke service territory would pay more on their electric bills to subsidize the university.
These type of arrangements are rare and have customarily been reserved for trade-exposed businesses, not public education institutions.
The OMA Energy Group has taken issue with the application and filed comment. OMA wrote: “UC does not promise to add to or even to maintain its current employment levels and it does not promise any capital investment. Further, UC has not demonstrated that it exports goods out of state, which is a key criterion to determine whether a business or organization’s operations benefit the state by increasing the state of Ohio’s Gross State Product.”
Read more in Gongwer News. 8/16/2018