As the state’s designated voice for more than four million Ohio residential electric consumers, OCC seeks to protect consumers by advocating for reasonable rates, reliable service, and energy payment assistance to those in need. OCC advocates for Ohioans before the PUCO and before federal agencies such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
More than two decades after electricity was deregulated in Ohio, electric utilities continue to collect subsidies from their monopoly consumers. OCC’s Subsidy Scorecard shows that more than $15 billion in above-market subsidies have been charged to Ohio consumers by their electric utilities since 2000.
In The News
- "AEP says resolution possible with federal regulators over House Bill 6 scandal" — Columbus Dispatch
- "$153 million in federal aid will go toward low-income Ohioan's energy bills" – WVXU 91.7 Cincinnati
- "Worried about your utilities being disconnected over the winter? This Ohio rule may help" – Cleveland Plain Dealer
- "Column: U.S. Attorney investigating FirstEnergy/HB 6 scandal needs to let ratepayer probes proceed" – Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Editorial: "Better protections needed for those billed by ‘submetering’ middlemen" – Cleveland Plain Dealer