Consumers can react to DP&L rate hike plan

Hearings set for Sept. 27

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will have two local public hearings on a proposed Dayton Power & Light rate plan Sept. 27.

The hearings will be 1 and 6 p.m. that day, both at the Dayton Municipal Building, City Council chambers, on the second floor. City hall is at 101 W. Third St.

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Those who testify at the local hearings will have their comments added to the case record, PUCO said.

Consumers may also submit comments online at www.PUCO.ohio.gov or by mail to 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Correspondence should include the case number 16-395-EL-SSO.

An evidentiary hearing in Columbus is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 26, at the PUCO offices in Columbus.

RELATED: DP&L eyes two sets of higher charges.

On Feb 22, DP&L filed an application for an electric security plan to be in effect from January 2017 through December 2026. The proposed plan would increase the bill of an average DP&L residential customer, using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month, by $1.21.

A kilowatt-hour is enough power to cook breakfast for a family of four or to use a computer for several hours.