Tariffs govern how much electric or natural gas companies can charge customers
The office, which represents state electric customers, had asked state regulators to order AES Ohio — also known in legal matters as Dayton Power and Light or “DP&L” — to return to consumers “stability” charges “it collected without an authorized tariff” since August 2021.
“The PUCO should order DP&L to return $60 million in one lump-sum bill credit on consumers’ bills,” the office said in a July 15 filing with the commission.
AES Ohio has charged customers $76 million a year under its “stability” charge, according to the consumers’ office. The office has been skeptical of the need for such a charge.
An AES Ohio spokeswoman had said there was no call for refunds, saying the company had complied with regulatory orders.
“This situation involving the PUCO and AES has been odd from the get-go for Dayton-area consumers. We’re not satisfied with the PUCO’s ruling today, and we’ll be considering our legal options for consumer protection,” a representative of the consumers’ office said in an email Wednesday.