Skip to main content

Renewable Portfolio Standard / Rate Impacts 1st Quarter 2017

** While every effort is made to assure accuracy, the information presented here does not supersede filed tariffs **

Ohio’s electric distribution utilities (EDUs) recover the costs of complying with the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirement through a rider frequently referred to as an alternative energy rider (AER).

The AERs are currently updated quarterly and they are bypassable, meaning that a customer who switches to a competitive retail electric service (CRES) provider would not pay the EDU’s AER. Because the PUCO does not regulate the generation charges of CRES providers, this sheet does not attempt to estimate any RPS compliance costs charged to customers of CRES providers.

The EDU’s AERs are designed to be a volumetric charge, so the actual bill impact depends on the volume of electricity for which a customer is charged.1

The table below shows the AER rates, by EDU, for the first quarter of 2017.2 The average monthly bill impact in the table is for residential customers, and assumes monthly usage of 750 KWHs. By clicking on the hyperlink in the source column, you can view the EDU’s filing pertaining to its AER rate(s).

1st Quarter 2017



AER Rate ($/KWH)

Avg. Monthly Bill Impact

Cleveland Electric Illuminating

AER Filing



Dayton Power & Light

AER Filing



Duke Energy – Ohio

AER Filing



Ohio Edison Company

AER Filing



Ohio Power Company

AER Filing



Toledo Edison Company

AER Filing




1 A customer that consumes a larger volume of electricity (i.e., an industrial customer) would experience a larger average bill impact than would a residential customer with a relatively small electricity usage.
2 Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) revises its AER on a slightly different schedule, so the AER rate shown for DP&L is in effect for December (2016), January (2017), and February (2017).