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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.


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41,888,865 tons CO2

30,673 tons NOx

23,739 tons SO2

Estimates for Pollution per US EPA 2022 Data

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

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($153,049 per day)

HB6 Coal-Power Subsidies You Paid to AEP, AES & Duke Since 1/1/20 (Estimated)

Subsidy Scorecard
Subsidy Scorecard

Consumer payments for utility corporate welfare.

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Consumer Alert:
AEP Rate Increase

AEP wants the PUCO to increase your electric bill.

OCC says not so fast.

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Consumer Alert:
FirstEnergy Rate Increase

FirstEnergy wants the PUCO to increase your electric bill

You Have the Right to Make Your Voice Heard at the PUCO!

Reselling of utility services (submetering) and proposed legislation

A submeter allows an apartment owner or other company to purchase utility service (electric and water) and then resell that service to tenants by utilizing the submeter to record usage.

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Ohioans Denied Electric Refunds

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

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Available mid-Oct. to mid-April

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