Also slated to be taken up: The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel’s (OCC) writ of procedendo before the Ohio Supreme Court, as well as the commission’s reply to that writ.
AES Ohio has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to let it intervene as a respondent in that case, which originated in mid-April, with the consumers’ office asking the Supreme Court to force the PUCO to issue a final ruling in a case on AES electric rates.
AES Ohio was not named in the original filing, which the OCC directed at members of the PUCO.
The PUCO “is denying consumers justice through its 15-month delay in deciding OCC’s pending application for rehearing,” the OCC argued in a May 17 filing.
The PUCO has moved to dismiss the OCC’s complaint, arguing that the pandemic has delayed matters and that the OCC hasn’t shown a clear legal right to require the commission to proceed.
“OCC has an adequate remedy in the ordinary course of law,” the PUCO said in its response filed with the court last month. “The commission will issue an entry on rehearing in the underlying case, and once that occurs, the OCC will have the opportunity to appeal.”
After 110 years as Dayton Power & Light, the Dayton area’s electric utility changed its name to “AES Ohio” in February.
AES Ohio serves more than 527,000 customer accounts, representing 1.25 million people in West Central Ohio. The company saw annual revenue in 2018 of $763.3 million. Its service area covers 24 counties within 6,000 square miles.