PUCO Schedules Public Hearing For Aep Ohio Distribution Rate Case



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.

Consumers may also submit comments online at www.PUCO.ohio.gov or by mail addressed to 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Comments should include the case number 20-585-EL-AIR.

An evidentiary hearing will be held virtually beginning on March 4, 2021, at 10 a.m.

Background

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.

Learn more about the rate case process, and What is a Rate Case? on the PUCO website.

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