DP&L will revert to 2013 ESP pending approval of replacement plan
COLUMBUS, OHIO (Aug. 26, 2016) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today directed the Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L) to eliminate its service stability rider in light of a decision by the Supreme Court of Ohio, and also granted the utility’s application to implement the terms and conditions of its previously-approved electric security plan (ESP).
DP&L’s environmental investment rider will be set to zero. DP&L will continue to honor wholesale supplier contracts to provide competitively-priced generation service to DP&L’s customers who have not enrolled with an alternative supplier.
As a result, an average residential consumer will see their monthly bill decline by $3.81.
On Sept. 3, 2013, the PUCO approved DP&L’s ESP, for the term Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2016.
On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued an opinion finding the Commission erred in approving DP&L’s ESP, and remanded the proceeding back to the PUCO.
On July 27, 2016, DP&L filed a motion to withdraw its ESP. Ohio law dictates that upon an electric distribution utility withdrawing an ESP, the PUCO must implement the most recently-approved ESP until a new plan is enacted.
In a separate proceeding, DP&L has a pending ESP application before the PUCO in case 16-0395-EL-SSO.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.
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