Watchdog: Ohio Needs More Oversight of Transmission Projects

The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, which represents residential ratepayers, says local transmission projects lack regulatory oversight and should be reviewed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Utility Dive reports that the OCC’s complaint is tied to electric utilities’ nearly $6.5 billion in PJM Interconnection-approved “supplemental projects” since 2017. The projects have been OK’d without any oversight of their need, prudence, or cost-effectiveness, the OCC says — adding that PJM assumes the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio reviews the projects, but it doesn’t. 10/4/2023