electric bills

One of the state’s largest utility companies is proposing a change to the way they charge customers for their power. Some groups are crying foul, but AEP Ohio says other changes will offset those costs. 

Andy Chow

State energy regulators are looking over a new plan, proposed by AEP, that would allow the utility company to increase rates on customer electric bills. 

For nearly 2 years Akron based First Energy has lobbied for permission to increase fees on customer’s bills to fund infrastructure improvements. Earlier this week the Ohio Public Utilities Commission said yes.  The new fee is expected to raise $200 million dollars a year.