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For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
614 | 466 7750

PUCO outlines schedule to consider FirstEnergy rate plan

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 23, 2012) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has established a procedural schedule to consider FirstEnergy’s recent electric security plan (ESP) application and accompanying stipulation.

The procedural schedule is as follows:

  • April 26, 2012: The PUCO will host a technical conference to help customers and stakeholders better understand FirstEnergy’s application. The conference will begin at 10 a.m. at the PUCO offices, 180 E. Broad St., Hearing Room 11-B, Columbus.
  • April 30, 2012: Motions to intervene due.
  • May 4, 2012: Testimony due from non-signatory parties.
  • May 21, 2012: An evidentiary hearing will begin at 10 a.m. at the PUCO offices, Hearing Room 11-C.

The PUCO will also hold local public hearings to provide FirstEnergy customers with an opportunity to testify on the record. The PUCO will schedule these hearings at a later date.

FirstEnergy filed an ESP application and accompanying stipulation with the PUCO on April 13, 2012. FirstEnergy and the other signatory parties to the stipulation propose a plan for the supply and pricing of electric generation service through May 31, 2016. 

More information regarding FirstEnergy’s ESP proposal is available online at www.PUCO.ohio.gov. Click on the link to the Docketing Information System (DIS) and enter the case number 12-1230-EL-SSO.

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