Ohio Consumers’ Counsel

FirstEnergy seeks $1.4 billion more from Ohio ratepayers. Watchdog objects

BY: - November 7, 2023

Even as its former top executives await possible criminal charges for gouging ratepayers, Akron-based FirstEnergy is seeking a $1.4 billion rate increase. The state’s consumer watchdog objects, saying the company’s profits are higher than normal and that it should use a more thorough process to prove that it really needs the money. The electric utility […]

Utility refunds top priorities list for new Ohio consumers’ counsel

BY: - October 24, 2023

Refunds for unlawful utility charges are a top priority for Maureen Willis, the veteran litigator who became Ohio’s new consumers’ counsel this month. The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel is a state-funded agency that represents ratepayer interests in gas and electric utility cases, including matters relating to House Bill 6, the 2019 law at […]