AARP Ohio is asking the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to reject the power plant bailout filed yesterday by Dayton Power & Light (DPL).
The electric company is asking that customers be forced pay an added monthly surcharge for 10 years to help pay for operation of its power plants.
“Customers already paid to build these plants, and then the PUCO granted the company stranded costs when the plants were deregulated,” said Trey Addison of AARP. “Simply stated, consumers have no extra money to pay a third subsidy to DPL.”
AARP will encourage its members to urge the PUCO to reject DPL’s request for this ill-advised plan, just as we are regarding the pending plans proposed by American Electic Power and FirstEnergy.