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
- "FirstEnergy facing organized crime probe from AG’s office over bribes to Ohio officials" – Cleveland Plain Dealer
- "As more Ohioans seek help paying utilities, state adopts rule to curb disconnections" – Columbus Dispatch
- "Low-income utility users get grace period from disconnection while applying for help to pay bills" - WYSO Dayton