AEP Seeks Legislation to Protect Itself from Competition


AEP is approaching the legislature with a proposal to protect its plants from competition.  It apparently is seeking to have a bill passed in the first quarter of 2017 that would place surcharges on customers to finance the plants.  Customers would not be able to “shop around” the charges. This is the latest effort by Ohio utilities to distort Ohio’s competitive electricity marketplace, and to deprive consumers of its benefits. Read more in a story in Columbus Business First.