FirstEnergy’s electric distribution utilities have agreed to record settlement for $306 million in “significantly excessive earnings” to be returned to over two million FirstEnergy residential consumers in addition to commercial and institutional customers. The Stipulation […]
Chair Hoops, Vice Chair Ray, Ranking Member Smith, and members of the Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony in support of House Bill 389. House Bill […]
House Bill 389 (“HB 389”) was introduced on September 21 with bipartisan sponsorship. Representatives Seitz and Leland introduced HB 389 to authorize electric distribution utilities (“EDUs”) to offer a voluntary portfolio of […]
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership is offering rental assistance, mortgage assistance, and utility assistance to residents of Montgomery, Greene, Darke, Preble, and Warren Counties who have experienced financial hardships resulting from the COVID-19 […]
It is with heavy hearts that the Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy (OPAE) Board and Staff is sharing the sudden death of our executive director, Dave Rinebolt. He passed away Thursday morning at his home […]
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued the final credit and disconnection rules, which include rules covering the natural gas Percentage Income Payment Plan (PIPP). The Commission accepted several of OPAE’s recommendations, but refused […]
The rumor mill has been rampant with discussions of a major increase in HWAP funding by Congress. On April 22nd, Biden announced a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. The American […]
Ramond Johnson, lead energy specialist at Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency, presented his strategies for working with clients while in their homes. Please contact Ramond if you have any questions or thoughts.
The General Assembly bolted out of Columbus on March 25th, patting themselves on the back for passing legislation to repeal portions of the notorious HB 6. Even still-Rep. Larry Householder voted for the bill.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, and millions of Americans, to lose their jobs or businesses. This meant families couldn’t pay for the necessities: food, rent or mortgages, utilities, and health care. […]