utilities

AEP customers spared $116 M in surcharges

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy AARP Ohio opposed the subsidy proposed by American Electric Power, and this morning issued the following statement from Bill Sundermeyer, who leads government affairs work for AARP Ohio: “While we disagree with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that it has jurisdiction to allow the proposed American Electric Power (AEP) surcharge to bail out an aging coal plant, Wednesday’s order saves ratepayers $116 million by appropriately rejecting AEP’s request. We hope the Commission rejects the pending and similar FirstEnergy …

VI Ratepayers will Realize Significant Savings Soon

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Home & Family | Money & Work The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is making tremendous headway toward reducing the skyrocketing cost of utilities throughout the Virgin Islands. Over the last six months the utility opened two massive solar-panel farms and retrofitted several of its electrical generators so that it could take advantage of cheaper alternative fuels including liquid propane (LP) and liquid natural gas (LPG). In mid-January the utility’s Chief Executive Officer also sought authorization from his Board to re-establish the authority’s long-defunct fuel …

Noted Health Care Professional, Native American Advocate, Communications Expert & Legal Professional to Help Guide AARP Work in Oklahoma

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

AARP Oklahoma State President Joe Ann Vermillion today announced four volunteers with significant professional experience in health care, Native American outreach, communications and legal who will help guide the work of the association in the state. Mary Overall of Oklahoma City; Tewanna Edwards of Shawnee; Wayne Blackmon of Langley; and Beth Roller of Midwest City have joined the AARP Oklahoma Executive Council, Vermillion said. “AARP believes age and experience can expand possibilities,” Vermillion said. “Mary, Wayne, Beth and Tee are …

WAPA Management Seeks OK from Board on Plan to Reduce LEAC

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

At an emergency meeting with its Board of Directors, VI Water and Power Authority (WAPA) Executive Director Hugo Hodge, introduced a plan to take advantage of the dropping cost of propane and other fuels. The plan requested permission to re-institute its former “Hedge Program” with a few modifications. Hodge justified the request saying that “Taking advantage in the drop of propane prices will give ratepayers significant cost savings.” Traditional hedge programs allow a utility to take advantage of price drops …

Utility Rate Increase Hearings Scheduled

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

The Missouri Public Services Commission (PSC) is holding public hearings this month on a nearly 10% rate hike requested by Ameren Missouri. Ameren, the largest electric utility in the state, has already been allowed to raise rates on customers by over $600 million – or 43% – through Fuel Adjustment Clause Surcharges. Two hearings have already been held in the St. Louis Area: one in South County and the second in Ferguson. Hundreds of consumers and AARP members attended the …

AARP Connecticut 2015 Legislative Agenda

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy AARP Connecticut has announced its 2015 legislative advocacy agenda of key issues critical to residents 50 and older.  AARP priorities in 2015 will focus on policies that support family caregivers, allow individuals to remain independent at home, increase protections for utility consumers and enhance retirement security. “With nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, AARP is the state’s largest advocacy organization looking out for the interests of individuals age 50 and older – a responsibility we take very seriously,” said AARP State …