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

PUCO schedules public hearings for DP&L’s distribution rate case

COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 27, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today scheduled two local public hearings to provide customers an opportunity to express their views on the Dayton Power & Light Company’s proposal to increase its rates for electric distribution service. The local public hearings are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Dayton Municipal Building
Council Chambers
101 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Dayton Municipal Building
Council Chambers
101 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402

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

Consumers may also submit comments online at www.PUCO.ohio.gov or by mail addressed to 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Correspondence should include the case number 15-1830-EL-AIR.

An evidentiary hearing is scheduled for May 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the PUCO offices in Columbus.

On Nov. 30, 2015, DP&L filed its application to increase its revenues for electric distribution service by $65.8 million annually. The utility’s application includes a proposal to increase the fixed residential customer charge from $4.25 to $13.76 per month, along with a corresponding reduction in charges on a per kilowatt-hour (kWh) basis.

On March 12, 2018, the PUCO staff filed its report of investigation regarding DP&L’s application. The staff report recommended limiting the annual revenue increase in the range of $23.2 to $28.1 million, and limiting the customer charge to $7.88 per month. Using its recommendations, PUCO staff estimates a residential customer using 1,000 kWh would see a monthly increase of $3.38.

The PUCO staff report serves as a recommendation to the five-member Commission, which has the ultimate decision making authority. Commissioners consider PUCO staff reports, along with all evidence in the case record, when forming their opinions.

 More information regarding DP&L’s application may be found on the PUCO website by clicking here.

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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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