Tell Ohio Utilities: No increase to fixed charges!

Ohio utilities want to increase fixed charges on our electric bills to stop us from going solar and protect their monopoly.

Several Ohio utilities have requested the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to approve an increase in “fixed charges”. Making fixed charges a larger percentage of a customer’s utility bill reduces the amount that customers can save by using less energy or generating their own solar power. Raising fixed charges also penalizes low- and fixed-income users who already struggling to pay their utility bills.

Wins for ratepayers

In 2017, after ratepayers and solar advocates spoke out against a $10/month fixed rate charge increase proposed by American Electric Power, the utility withdrew its request. Ratepayers scored another victory in early 2018 as Duke Energy withdrew its request as well.

Public pressure was critical in forcing the utilities to back down. But, we need your voice to continue fighting for Ohio ratepayers. Both Dayton Power & Light and FirstEnergy are proposing fixed charges increase.

The PUCO is accepting public comment about the proposed fixed rate increases. Solar United Neighbors of Ohio is organizing solar homeowners and businesses and those that care about solar into a unified voice. When we speak together with one voice, we speak louder.

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