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($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.

How to Avoid Scams
How to Avoid Utility-Related Scams and Fraud

Be aware of common tactics and use these best practices to avoid scams and fraud.

Consumer Protection

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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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2021 Annual Report

Office of the Ohio Consumer's Counsel 2021 Annual Report.

Featured Consumer Information

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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.

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 Filings on Behalf of Consumers

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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.

OCC Calls for Utility Reform

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.