Critics question whether the former Ohio utility commission chair should have recused himself more often to avoid any appearance of bias.
The order agrees that spending should be open to review but first requires the company to review itself.
Requirement for nightly shutdowns for two-thirds of the year reneges on compromise reached with agencies two years ago.
Ohio regulators will rule on the need for the largest-yet solar energy project proposed in the state.
The Ohio Supreme Court heard argument on the lack of limits for FirstEnergy’s credit rider.