COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 14, 2021) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today scheduled a virtual public hearing to provide customers an opportunity to express their views on AEP Ohio’s application to increase its rates for distribution service.
The public hearing will be held on Feb. 8, 2021, beginning at 6 p.m. Individuals who wish to provide testimony must register with the PUCO by 12 p.m., on Feb. 5, 2021, by completing the online registration form or by calling (800) 686-7826. Individuals will be required to provide their full name and contact information and specify whether they plan to join the Webex event by internet or by telephone.
Those who testify at the public hearing will have their comments added to the case record.
An evidentiary hearing will be held virtually beginning on March 4, 2021, at 10 a.m.
On June 8, 2020, AEP Ohio filed an application to increase its annual revenues for electric distribution service. According to a PUCO staff analysis, the rates and terms proposed by the company would result in an annual revenue increase of approximately $36 million. AEP Ohio’s request would result in an approximately $2-3 increase per monthly bill (or approximately 1.8% of the total bill) for the average residential customer, depending on usage.