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DP&L seeks to extend $8.64 monthly charge

Dayton Power & Light is asking state regulators for an extension of its distribution rider or charge, a charge that will have “typical residential customers” continue paying $8.64 a month.

The distribution rider charges consumers using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity that amount monthly. A medium-sized window air conditioner using 1,000 watts an hour is equivalent to one kilowatt hour or kWh. A 100-watt light bulb used for 10 hours equals one kWh.

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The Dayton utility said Wednesday it has filed a request with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for an extension of its distribution modernization rider or charge, part of its October 2017 Electric Security Plan Order.

That order included language authorizing a three-year rider, with the option to continue the rider for another two years, if the PUCO approved that.

DP&L’s request seeks that two-year extension.

If approved by the PUCO, the extension would start November 2020 and expire in October 2022.

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The company’s recently submitted “distribution modernization plan” and the rider extension were submitted for PUCO approval in parallel as “an integrated package,” DP&L said in its press release.

“The two filings are inter-related and essential for DP&L to deliver its customers personalized, innovative, and seamless energy services enabled by transformative technologies,” the company said.

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