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

PUCO schedules local public hearings for Duke Energy Ohio’s electric security plan

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 28, 2017) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today scheduled two local public hearings to provide customers the chance to express their views on Duke Energy Ohio’s electric security plan (ESP) application. The local public hearings are scheduled as follows:

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
MidPointe Library Middletown
125 S. Broad St.
Middletown, Ohio 45044

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Cincinnati City Hall, Council Chambers
801 Plum St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Those who testify at the local public hearings will have their comments added to the case record.

Consumers may also submit comments online at or by mail addressed to 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Comments should include the case number 17-1263-EL-SSO.

An evidentiary hearing is scheduled to commence on Nov. 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m., at the PUCO offices in Columbus.

More information regarding Duke Energy Ohio’s ESP may be found on the PUCO website by clicking here. A copy of the company’s application is available by searching the Docketing Information System and entering case number 17-1263-EL-SSO.


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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