Dayton Power and Light wants to shut down the coal-fired J.M. Stuart station in 2018. CONTRIBUTED.

DP&L rate, settlement hearing set for PUCO

The procedural schedule for a Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) case before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has been set, a PUCO spokesman said.

Supporting testimony in a proposed settlement agreement with PUCO is due to be filed Monday.

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On March 1, opposition testimony is due.

On March 8, an evidentiary hearing begins. This hearing will be open to the public, beginning at 10 a.m. in hearing room 11-A, and will probably go on for two to three weeks, a PUCO spokesman said. The PUCO is located at 180 East Broad St., Columbus.

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The hearings are to focus on a proposed settlement with PUCO, the organization which regulates utitlities in Ohio. If approved as proposed by DP&L, the settlement would raise the cost of electricity for the average residential customer in DP&L service territory. For customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours, electricity would increase of $2.39 a month, DP&L has said.

The six-year settlement would also end DP&L’s ownership in 2,093 MW of coal-fired generation, closing the Stuart and Killen coal plants in Adams County by mid-2018.

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DP&L serves 515,000 customers across 24 counties, including Champaign and Western Clark County.

The PUCO case docket can be found here.

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