Ohio is Attracting New Power Generation


AEP Ohio, FirstEnergy and Dayton Power & Light argue that if Ohio does not act to approve their proposed above-market cost riders pending at the PUCO, their affiliated generation facilities will shut down, threatening the availability and affordability of electricity for Ohioans. They claim that adequate supplies of generation can be assured only if customers pay certain above-market charges to subsidize continued operation of their unprofitable power plants. The truth of the matter is that major new power plant projects are in various stages of development throughout Ohio.  Nearly 65 GW of new generation has been built some 2000, and more than 25 GW is committed to be built in the next four years. Here’s a look at those investments.