The standards for protection of Ohio consumers regarding their utility services are based on laws enacted by the Ohio General Assembly. Accordingly, the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC) monitors legislation that may impact utility consumers. In this regard, the Consumers’ Counsel advocates for consumers in the legislative process. This advocacy includes presenting testimony in legislative hearings.
The agency also serves as a resource for legislators on issues affecting utility consumers. Elected officials and their staff members may contact Nick Stallard at Nicholas.Stallard@occ.ohio.gov with informational questions about utility services.
Consumers who wish to participate in the legislative process can find more information here.
- OCC Testimony on Electric Reliability in Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee
- OCC Testimony on JCARR Rules for HB 6
- OCC Testimony on SCR 6 - Robocalls and Spoofing
- OCC Testimony on HCR 12 - Robocalls and Spoofing
- OCC Testimony on SB 86 - Submetering - Regulate Certain Resellers of Utility Service
- OCC Testimony on HB247 - Competitive Retail Electric Service
- Governing Board Resolution In Honor of Beverlyn Johns
- Governing Board Resolution In Honor of Fred Cooke
- Governing Board Resolution In Honor of Roland "Butch" Taylor
- Governing Board Resolution In Honor of J. Douglas Moormann
- Governing Board Resolution protecting consumers by enabling refunds of improper utility charges
- Governing Board Resolution regarding HB 6 & HB 246
- Governing Board Resolution regarding HB 247
- Governing Board Resolution regarding HB 402
- Reselling of utility services (submetering) subject of proposed legislation
- This "subsidy scorecard" shows subsidies paid by Ohioans for electric service since 2000.
- Governing Board Report on Electric Issues Affecting Consumers In this 2016 report, the OCC Governing Board expressed its concerns that, among other things, Ohioans were paying higher rates for electric service, on average, than residential consumers in 32 other states.
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