For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750

PUCO issues orders on AEP Ohio ESP and PPA rider


COLUMBUS, OHIO (Nov. 3, 2016) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today issued decisions on rehearing in both AEP Ohio’s electric security plan (ESP) application and its expanded power purchase agreement (PPA) proposal.

In the decision on rehearing in AEP Ohio’s ESP application, the Commission reaffirms its February 2015 decision that authorization of the PPA rider is permitted by Ohio law.

In the decision on rehearing in AEP Ohio’s expanded PPA proposal, the Commission granted AEP Ohio’s rehearing request to forego the affiliate PPA and retain only the PPA related to the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) in its PPA rider. This serves to preserve the commitments agreed upon by AEP Ohio and several signatory parties.

On March 31, 2016, the Commission modified an agreement related to AEP Ohio’s affiliate and OVEC PPA rider proposal. The agreement includes AEP Ohio’s commitments to future proposals that promote economic development and retail competition, facilitate energy efficiency measures, reduce carbon emissions, expand the development of renewable resources, and pursue grid modernization in the state.

On May 2, 2016, AEP Ohio filed an application for rehearing to retain only the OVEC PPA in its PPA rider in light of a decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to rescind AEP’s affiliate waivers.

For more information about this case, visit the ESP fact sheet and PPA rider fact sheet.

For utility-related questions and concerns, visit or call the PUCO Call Center at
(800) 686-PUCO (7826).





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