The order comes as newly released documents point to a larger role on legislative matters for the former utilities commission chair.
Evasive legal responses don’t say what happened after funds from ratepayers went into a money pool.
Questions about the transparency of FirstEnergy, Energy Harbor and others are central to proceedings in multiple cases.
Any changes in the wake of the alleged $60 million Householder conspiracy will ultimately depend on voters, advocates say.
The order agrees that spending should be open to review but first requires the company to review itself.