DP&L Files Proposal for $625M from Customers over 5 Years


Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) is litigating a proposal at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that, if approved, will allow it to impose more above-market charges on customers in its service area. The estimated cost of the rider is $625 million over five years. The rider will not be by-passable by shopping with a competitive supplier. DP&L intends to use the $625 million to reduce its debt and allegedly invest in its grid; however, this is too large of a subsidy to bailout DP&L’s parent, DPL Inc., and the holding company, AES. There are also many other proposed above-market charges embedded in the proposal that will cost customers even more money during the term of the proposal. We have estimated the potential cost to DP&L customers. Click here. OMA energy counsel Carpenter Lipps & Leland has prepared this analysis of the case. The OMA Energy Group is opposing the measure. OMA members can take action by making a phone call to or arranging a meeting with elected officials to express opposition to this proposal. Contact Governor Kasich (contact information) and your state senator and state representative (look up here). Here is a sample letter (in Word) for communicating with elected officials.  2/14/2017