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
- Editorial: "It’s time to repeal all the remaining tainted provisions of HB 6" – Cleveland Plain Dealer
- "PUCO orders utilities to delay disconnecting customers applying for energy assistance" - Dayton Daily News
- "Ohio lawmakers plan to go over House speaker’s head to repeal coal plant subsidies in corruption-linked HB 6" - ABC 5 Cleveland
- "In the Southeast, where big utilities rule, calls for a real power market persist – Ohio Capital Journal