In this episode of OPAE Shares, we meet with Keelie Gustin, Chief Policy Director at Miami Valley Community Action Partnership. Keelie discusses her role at MVCAP, advocacy efforts she is focused on, and how other […]
On March 23, 2022, John Sarver, OPAE’s Executive Director, and Nick Milano, OPAE’s Director of Utility Programs, gave a presentation to the Commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on the necessity and benefits […]
What is braided funding? And how does an agency leverage this strategy to provide more for low-income Ohioans? Eddie Cooper and Barry Strahorn from Miami Valley CAP discuss how their agency uses braided funding, […]
This month, we welcome Susan Jagers from the Ohio Poverty Law Center. Susan discusses her organization’s efforts in expanding broadband infrastructure, offering internet bill assistance, and how the now-expired Child Tax Credit impacted low-income Ohioans.
The Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy (OPAE) is carefully monitoring current federal legislation, including the “Heating and Cooling Relief Act” introduced by U.S. Representatives Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA).
Valerie Keeney, who sent this letter to The New Political, is the public relations coordinator of the development division of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, an agency working to address poverty […]
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 […]