Ohio Utility COVID-19 Transition Plans

Ohio’s utilities are restarting their energy efficiency and weatherization assistance programs in phases. The following provides program restart details:

PUCO Approves Winter Reconnect Order

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today issued its Winter Reconnect Order for the upcoming winter heating season. The Winter Reconnect Order helps Ohioans served by PUCO-regulated utilities reconnect or maintain electric and natural […]

PUCO, Vectren and PIPP

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued a Finding and Order yesterday that partly approved and partly modified Vectren’s proposed transition plan.  Under these plans, utilities provide a roadmap for how they will restart […]

What are the health benefits of energy efficiency?

Dave Rinebolt, the Executive Director of Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy, explains the many health benefits of making homes more energy efficient, as well as the impact his organization […]

New Summer Crisis Program Guidelines Issued

It is going to be a busy summer once utility moratoria are lifted.  Based on feedback from agencies, applications remain steady but the applications have yet to reflect the huge numbers of newly unemployed.  Agencies […]

2020 Home Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan

David C. Rinebolt
Executive Director
on the

I. Introduction

Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed Program Year 2020 Home Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan and the […]

FY 2021 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

RE: FY 2021 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Waiver Request

Dear Ms. Meadows:

OPAE wishes to notify you that the organization and its members support the LIHEAP waiver request as drafted. We support the expansion of […]

AEP Ohio Base Rate Proceedings

The Company took the first step in what will be a long base rate proceeding, filing a motion to establish a test-year and waiving certain filing requirements. A base rate case is the traditional approach […]

COVID-19 Supplementals

The COVID-19 3rd Supplemental provided an additional $900 million for HEAP and $1 billion for CSBG.  This is all good.

Congress is now feuding over a 4th and 5th supplemental.  The first volley was fired by […]