— AARP Oklahoma announced today its support of Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s motions to lower utility rates as a result of federal corporate tax reductions taking effect in 2018. Due to recent changes in tax law, utilities in Oklahoma will have their tax payments reduced collectively by $100 million a year, including a reduction of $52 million for OG&E and $24 million for PSO. “AARP Oklahoma supports Attorney General Hunter’s efforts to ensure the tax reductions generated by recent corporate …

— AARP Oklahoma urges Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) customers and Oklahoma Corporation Commission to reject PSO’s $170 million utility rate hike proposal. If approved by Corporation Commissioners, Dana Murphy, Bob Anthony, and Todd Hiett, PSO’s customer bills will increase $14 a month or $168 per year. “PSO is seeking another exorbitant rate increase, and, once again, as party to the case, AARP Oklahoma will continue to fight on behalf of residential customers. Last time they asked for a rate …

— The Oklahoma Corporation Commission modified their final order regarding the Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s requested $130 million utility rate hike. In addition, the Corporation Commission granted PSO’s request for an additional $22 million, which will reduce customer’s refund amount. PSO has until October 2017 to fully refund customers’ money.  While AARP Oklahoma is  disappointed in this modification, the fact remains that PSO wanted over $130 million from customers and the Commission granted them only a fraction of that amount.  Thank you …

— Guess what PSO customers… you said #No2PSO and the Corporation Commission listened!  PSO asked for $130 million rate increase, but the Corporation Commission said no and, instead, agreed to a $14 million increase. You raised your voice and the Corporation Commission listened. Plus, since you’ve been paying $75 million in PSO interim rates since January, you will now be eligible for a refund. AARP Oklahoma is proud to fight for affordable utilities and for you! Read all about it in …

— AARP Oklahoma is hosting a teletown hall on Thursday, September 29 at 10am to discuss the upcoming Corporation Commission ruling on the PSO electric rate increase request.  PSO has asked for, at last count, $137 million dollars from their customers.  This could mean increases in monthly bills by as much as 14%!  The teletown hall will be hosted by AARP Oklahoma State Director, Sean Voskuhl with Deborah Thompson, who represents AARP at the Commission in utility matters.  Pre-register at https://vekeo.com/event/aarpoklahoma-27504/ …

— By: Mark Nichols, Associate State Director Advocacy   Whether you’re a customer of Oklahoma Gas and Electric or the Public Service Company of Oklahoma, you could see significant increases in your electric bills by the end of this year. Did you know electric utilities cannot just raise your rates any time they want?  They have to go through the Corporation Commission, an elected group of three officials, who have to study and approve rate increase requests.  This means that YOU, …

— AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl issued the following statement after a hearing at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission  concerning the PSO Utility Rate Case on December 18th.  “The Administrative Law Judge’s Report in the PSO utility rate case completely ignores the voice of the consumer. AARP strongly objects to the ALJ recommendation that would give PSO an open checkbook to expand its flawed Smart Meter expansion program. By shifting the burden from shareholders to consumers, residential utility customers would pay …

—   By JOE ANN VERMILLION   AARP Oklahoma Executive Council Member       Right now, our electric company – Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) – is asking the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to approve its flawed smart meter expansion program.  They want customers like you and me to pay for their $133 million expansion, even though their own analysis fails to show their smart meter program will reduce either operational expenses or the price of electricity for customers.   …

— More than 8,000 Oklahomans participated in a tele-town hall focused on a proposed $45 million rate increase by Public Service Company of Oklahoma. We also discussed PSO’s flawed Smart Meter expansion that will cost residential customers $133 million. AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl issued the following statement in response to a proposed settlement agreement in the rate case: “AARP opposes the current settlement because it doesn’t do enough for PSO’s residential customers. PSO shouldn’t be given an open checkbook …