COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 24, 2018) – Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Chairman Asim Z. Haque issued the following statement regarding the opinion issued today by the Supreme Court of Ohio In re Rev. of Alternative Energy Rider Contained in Tariffs of Ohio Edison Co., Slip Opinion No. 2018-Ohio-229.
“While the PUCO is reviewing the court’s decision, we are concerned that today’s ruling will have negative impacts on the agency’s ability to protect Ohio’s utility customers. Our ability to effectively audit utility expenses is one of our most important regulatory responsibilities.”
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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