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Coal Power Plant Stack


($130,376 per day)

HB6 Coal-Power Subsidies You Paid to AEP, AES & DUKE Since 1/1/20 (Estimated)
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Estimates for Pollution per US EPA 2020 Data

Pollution from AEP, AES & Duke OVEC Coal Plants Since 1/1/20


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Consumer Alert: Duke Energy Rate Increase

Duke Energy wants the PUCO to approve rate hike, this time for natural gas distribution.

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Consumer Alert: AEP
Rate Increase

AEP wants the PUCO to increase your electric bill.

OCC says not so fast.

"Ohio should lead with its heart to keep Ohioans connected to their utility services."

~ Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Bruce Weston

Consumer Protection

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How to Make Wise Energy Choices

Concerned about energy prices?

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Power Outage Safety Tips

Be prepared and know your rights if a power outage occurred today.

Disconnection & Reconnection

There is help if you struggle to pay electric and natural gas bills.

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Block the Knock

Rash decisions at the front door can cost you money.

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Subsidy Scorecard

Consumer payments for utility corporate welfare.

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Ohioans Denied Electric Refunds

Ohioans have been denied $1.5 billion in electric refunds since 2009.

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2022 Annual Report

Office of the Ohio Consumer's Counsel 2022 Annual Report.

The State of Poverty In Ohio - The face of poverty may surprise you.
State of Poverty in Ohio

Ohio Association of Community Action Agecies release report on 2022 poverty.

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Facts for Older Consumers

NCLC provides facts for seniors dealing with utility companies.


OCC Consumer Advocacy

Utility Reform

OCC Board passes resolution to reform the process for selecting PUCO Commissioners.

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OCC Board Chair Letter to Nominating Council

OCC Board Chair Mike Watkins letter to the PUCO Nominating Council Chair.

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OCC and Advocates Call for Reform

OCC, Pro Seniors and LASSO write letter for reform.

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Call for HB 6 Veto

OCC and OMA ask Governor for veto of House Bill 6.

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OCC Calls for FE Investigation

OCC asks PUCO to investigate FirstEnergy on behalf of consumers.

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Investigation of Summer Outages

OCC and legal advocates partner to ask for PUCO to investigate summer outages.

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FERC Responds to OCC

Utility should eliminate ‘FERC Candy’ charge, orders refund for AEP consumers.

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Protecting At-Risk Consumers

OCC partners with advocates to call for consumer protections.