OMA Energy Group Files Concerns re. AEP Ohio’s Plans


Against the backdrop of the PUCO’s PowerForward discussion on the future of electricity, the OMA Energy Group (OMAEG) this week filed testimony on AEP Ohio’s plans for micro-grids, renewable energy, submetering, and electric vehicle charging stations. OMAEG’s testimony pointed to concerns with AEP Ohio’s request to own assets that are currently obtainable through competitive markets; the lack of time-of-use pricing with the advanced technologies; and the dearth of details, as well as the undefined, unlimited estimated costs to customers (including capital costs, carrying costs, and ongoing operation and maintenance costs).  5/4/2017