FirstEnergy faces foes, regulators over renewables PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 06:34

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Sierra Club says it's launching an aggressive campaign to discourage Ohioans from buying electricity from the retail arm of Akron-based FirstEnergy, as state utility regulators continue to sort out legal issues surrounding the company's customer charges for renewables.

The environmental group plans an event Wednesday to detail its effort against the power giant, which will include advertising, volunteer recruitment and door-to-door canvassing. A message was left with FirstEnergy's spokesman seeking comment.

The group asserts FirstEnergy is fighting energy efficiency programs and clean energy mandates in the state.

Last month, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ordered FirstEnergy to credit $43.3 million back to customers for overcharges on renewables purchased in Ohio's developing alternative-energy market. Regulators decide Wednesday whether to re-open legal arguments in the case.


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