Manufacturers Oppose Subsidies for Utilities


ArcelorMittal, Whirlpool, BASF, William Sopko & Sons Co., Summitville Tiles, The Belden Brick Co., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., and Sheoga Hardwood Flooring and Paneling Co. were among companies that sent a letter to the PUCO urging it to reject a request by AEP and FirstEnergy that would raise electric rates for up to eight years to subsidize some of their inefficient power plants. The Cleveland Plain Dealer summarized the arguments made by these industry leaders. Concerned manufacturers should send a letter to the PUCO to convey your opposition to the bad deals.  This alert will give you tips on how to calculate your potential costs and file your letter.