The Public Service Commission has an obligation to establish rates that are fair, just and reasonable to all ratepayers, writes Carrie Ray of the Mountain Association.
A public version of the report contains dozens of redactions, obscuring what went into some of the policy recommendations.
A recent survey suggests customers are open to alternative rates, and many think they already participate in them.
How affiliate arrangements, subsidies and riders led to higher electric bills in Ohio — even as power prices declined
Utility-friendly lawmakers and regulators have shielded Ohio utility power plant affiliates from competition at customers’ expense.
Ohio regulators let FirstEnergy collect $168 million a year from ratepayers with virtually no strings attached for how it is spent.