PUCO directs DP&L to terminate distribution modernization rider
COLUMBUS, OHIO (Nov. 21, 2019) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today issued an opinion and order that directs the Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L) to terminate its distribution modernization rider in light of a recent Supreme Court of Ohio ruling.
In its order, the Commission found that the Supreme Court of Ohio’s June 19, 2019 ruling in In re Application of Ohio Edison Co., 157 Ohio St.3d 73, 2019-Ohio-2401 rendered the same charge by DP&L unlawful and directed DP&L to immediately eliminate the charge. A residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month currently pays $9.40 on their monthly bill as a result of the distribution modernization rider.
On Oct. 11, 2017, the PUCO authorized DP&L’s electric security plan, which among other things, authorized DP&L to establish a distribution modernization rider designed to collect $315 million over a three year period to ensure the utility would financially healthy enough to make future investments in grid modernization.
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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