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For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
614 | 466 7750

PUCO to host workshop on standby rates for combined heat and power

COLUMBUS, OHIO (August 20, 2012) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will conduct the fourth in a series of workshops designed to help industrial boiler operators learn how combined heat and power (CHP) can help them meet changing U.S. EPA Clean Air Act regulations. The “CHP Standby Rates Workshop” will explore barriers to entry for CHP facilities posed by standby power rates and provide a forum for discussion regarding potential regulatory and market solutions.

The workshop is scheduled for Sept. 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the offices of the PUCO at 180 East Broad Street, 11th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Individuals interested in attending the workshop can register online at The workshop will also be webcast live.

The workshop agenda and additional information about the PUCO’s combined heat and power workshop series is available at


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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