FirstEnergy Permitted to Collect New Rider


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) rejected requests for reconsideration of an October 2016 ruling that grants FirstEnergy an above-market customer charge of approximately $204 million per year for up to five years. The OMA Energy Group opposed the ruling and requested that the PUCO reconsider its decision. Even though the final order was issued this week, FirstEnergy began collecting the charge on customer bills in January. The OMA Energy Group has 60 days to appeal the case to the Supreme Court of Ohio. Read an analysis from OMA energy counsel Kimberly Bojko of Carpenter Lipps & Leland. 8/17/2017