For immediate release: May 10, 2017

Legislative Service Commission: ZEN Plan to cost Consumers Billions

Nonpartisan Commission says FirstEnergy Bailout would cost consumers between $5.25-$8.82 Billion

Columbus, OH – The nonpartisan Legislation Service Commission (LSC) released its fiscal analysis of the FirstEnergy sponsored "Zero-Emission Credit" plan where it showed that consumers would pay between $5.25-8.82 Billion in increased fees over the life of the program. The study was completed on House Bill 178, sponsored by Representative DeVitis, which was being heard this week in the House Public Utilities Committee.

"The study confirms what we've known all along: FirstEnergy is seeking a bailout on the backs of consumers," said Todd Snitchler of the Alliance for Energy Choice. "Ohioans are enjoying low energy rates and increase reliably in generation; this bailout directly harms both of these advantages to consumers."

The full analysis can be found here.

Contact:

Todd A. Snitchler
Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC

Office: 614-464-6222    Cell: 330-316-7492

tasnitchler@vorysadvisors.com

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017

Senate Bill 128: Overcharging Ohio Consumers to Bail out FirstEnergy

The Alliance for Energy Choice urges Ohio lawmakers to reject this harmful, one-sided proposal

COLUMBUS, OH – The proposed Zero Emission Nuclear Resource Program (ZEN) in SB 128 would force families and businesses in the FirstEnergy service territory to subsidize the company’s nuclear power plants by mandating customers pay the utility hundreds of millions of dollars on an annual basis to keep the plants open.

“Enactment of this legislation will drive up Ohio electricity costs and require customers to pay a massive energy tax with no tangible benefit for the families and businesses paying the bill,” said Alliance spokesperson, Todd A. Snitchler, a former Ohio legislator and PUCO Chairman. “Rather, this energy tax is solely intended to improve the company’s bottom line. What is more, FirstEnergy says that even after receiving the subsidy they will sell the plants to another operator. This proposal raises the sale price to benefit FirstEnergy and leaves Ohio’s families and businesses paying the bill. SB 128 will cause irreparable harm to regional wholesale and retail power markets upon which all Ohioans rely.”

Senate Bill 128 was introduced after months of speculation that FirstEnergy continued to explore ways to secure additional revenue. This plan obligates FirstEnergy’s ratepayers to subsidize its failing unregulated generation business. SB 128 requires subsidies for Ohio nuclear plants, but also contains a provision that could require Ohio ratepayers to pay additional subsidies to FirstEnergy’s other nuclear plants as well.

“Under the cloak of environmental stewardship and resource diversity, FirstEnergy is attempting to secure one of the largest rate increases in Ohio utility history. This reckless proposal shifts all of the risk and negative outcomes from the company and squarely onto its Ohio customers,” Snitchler said. These charges come on the heels of the recently approved Distribution Modernization Rider that will add an additional $200,000,000 annually to FirstEnergy customers’ bills for the next three to five years.

PJM, the regional grid operator responsible for ensuring electric reliability in Ohio and 12 other states and the District of Columbia recently released a report affirming that Ohio is not in jeopardy of a reliability crisis even if the nuclear plants retire. Ohio has experienced a significant drop in the state’s carbon emissions since 2005, much of which can be attributed to the retiring of aging coal plants that are being replaced with new, efficient natural gas plants. The State of Ohio is currently in the midst of an energy renaissance as record low prices for natural gas extracted from the state’s vast Utica shale reserves have driven private investment in new natural gas plants across the state without requiring customers pay for them. Nearly a dozen plants are in the planning or construction phases with the first plant set to come online during the summer. These new, efficient gas plants are helping to diversify Ohio’s generation fuel mix while also providing billions in investment, much needed local and state tax revenues, and increased employment.

“FirstEnergy is perpetrating a ‘Chicken Little’ scheme whereby it claims the sky will fall in Ohio if the company is not granted hundreds of millions in generation subsidies on a yearly basis from its customers,” Snitchler said. “At what point do we finally require the company to accept responsibility for its business decisions instead of unfairly putting that burden on FirstEnergy’s customers?”

“We understand the impact the Davis-Besse and Perry plants have on the communities and people of Ottawa and Lake Counties. But we must be mindful that billions of dollars in investment and employment important to eastern and southern Ohio hang in the balance with this bill,” said Snitchler.

“SB 128 will severely hinder the ability for private investors to compete and discourage their future investment in our state. The ZEN program will only provide FirstEnergy’s nuclear plants with a large and unfair subsidy to the detriment of everyone else in Ohio – customers and competitors alike.”

About the Alliance for Energy Choice: The Alliance for Energy Choice is an Ohio non-profit corporation that seeks to promote fairness and competition among electric utilities. The Alliance advocates for market solutions that will ensure adequate and fairly priced supply of electric power to Ohio’s residents and businesses. The Alliance also advocates for a level playing field for energy companies that does not favor one supplier over another. Alliance members: Advanced Power, Calpine, Dynegy, Eastern Generation, Energy Professionals of Ohio, and NRG Energy.

###

CONTACT

Alliance for Energy Choice

Todd A. Snitchler, Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC

Office: 614-464- 6222 Cell: 330-316- 7492

tasnitchler@vorysadvisors.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2016 

Outraged Ohioans “fight the hikes” and send 100,000 messages opposing FirstEnergy and AEP deals 

“March Madness” underway as PUCO vote nears 

(COLUMBUS, OH) – Customers of FirstEnergy and AEP are outraged by the profit guarantees the companies want at their expense, flooding the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Governor Kasich and state legislators with more than 100,000 emails, letters and calls. Consumers moved to action through www.fightthehikes.com alone have sent more than 90,000 emails denouncing the proposals that, according to the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, will raise energy bills by $6 billion over eight years. 

Former PUCO Chairman and state legislator Todd A. Snitchler leads the campaign on behalf of the Alliance for Energy Choice, a group of independent power producers and suppliers. 

“The public outcry over these proposed plans dwarfs any previous level of engagement by the public at the PUCO. The deluge of messages is unprecedented,” Snitchler said. 

The PUCO is expected to vote on the proposals this month. “March Madness isn’t confined to basketball. FirstEnergy’s and AEP’s schemes to shift their business risks to consumers are crazy, and the Alliance will maintain its full court press of opposition until the PUCO makes its decision,” Snitchler said. 

The overwhelming public outcry against the corporate handouts is also coming from such organizations as AARP-Ohio, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, the Ohio Environmental Council, and the Environmental Defense Fund. 

FirstEnergy and AEP have claimed that their aging power plants cannot compete with natural gas and renewable generation and want ratepayers to subsidize the operations through extra charges on their electric bills. The deals will cost the average AEP household $700 and FirstEnergy household $800 over the life of the agreements by imposing above-market rates on all electricity users in their service areas, even if they are not the utilities’ customers. 

The Alliance wants PUCO commissioners to balance the desire for a return on investment by utility shareholders, many of whom do not live in Ohio, against the massive opposition by Ohio residents and businesses to an unnecessary cost increase they cannot afford. “The commission’s role is to balance all the parties’ interests and not favor one group at the expense of another. We hope the commissioners will either outright reject FirstEnergy’s and AEP’s proposals or make substantial modifications to the proposed settlements that continue to promote competition among all suppliers, lower energy costs, and encourage economic development,” Snitchler said. 

The PUCO vote may not put the matter to rest. A broad range of consumer advocates, energy suppliers and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, among others, have approached the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), urging the body to explore the potential that the proposed power purchase agreements will impede the competitive market and raise consumer prices. It is also expected that, depending on the outcome, one or more parties to the case will appeal the PUCO order to the Ohio Supreme Court. 

About the Alliance for Energy Choice: The Alliance for Energy Choice is an Ohio non-profit corporation that seeks to promote fairness and competition among electric utilities. The Alliance advocates for market solutions that will ensure adequate and fairly priced supply of electric power to Ohio’s residents and businesses. The Alliance also advocates for a level playing field for energy companies that does not favor one supplier over another. More information is at www.fightthehikes.com

Contacts:

Todd A. Snitchler,

Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC

Office: 614-464-6222     Cell: 330-316-7492

tasnitchler@vorysadvisors.com

 

Linda Siefkas,

President, Siefkas Public Relations

Office: 614-486-3100     Cell: 614-404-437

linda@siefkaspr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2016 

55,000 emails attest to Ohioans’ opposition to utility handouts 

Alliance for Energy Choice warns against widespread “power failure” 

(COLUMBUS, OH) – Nearly 55,000 emails sent in the past two weeks express the outrage Ohioans feel over proposed profit guarantees for AEP and FirstEnergy. These messages, tracked through the website of the Alliance for Energy Choice, have flooded the inboxes of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Gov. John Kasich’s office, and state legislators. 

The Alliance launched a multi-market advertising campaign just days ago, on February 5, to educate consumers and direct them to www.fightthehikes.com to voice objections to AEP and FirstEnergy plans to raise their electric bills. 

“If Ohio policy makers approve these proposals, it will be a ‘power failure’ of epic proportions. They need to do what's best for all of Ohio, not just select companies,” said former PUCO Chairman Todd A. Snitchler, Alliance spokesperson. “These leaders are elected and appointed to act in the best public interest, and public opinion is overwhelmingly against the utility companies’ payments. Voices being raised in Ohio are loud and clear: the utility handouts are bad for consumers and bad for business.” 

It’s unknown how many missives have been sent on behalf of the numerous and diverse groups, including AARP Ohio, that want the PUCO to deny AEP and FirstEnergy the $6 billion they demand over eight years in customer-paid subsidies. The utility companies claim the subsidies are needed to ensure reliable power in Ohio. 

Snitchler noted that the only support for the utility companies during recently concluded PUCO hearings has come from companies that made side deals with AEP and FirstEnergy for their own benefit, and they refuse to defend the AEP and FirstEnergy. 

Polling released by the Alliance for Energy Choice and AARP Ohio showed that 75 percent of Ohio voters oppose agreements that include a guaranteed 10 percent profit for older AEP and FirstEnergy power plants. Adding another wet blanket on the schemes, last week the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis estimated households and businesses will pay millions of dollars in annual costs until as late as 2024. 

The Alliance also called attention to FirstEnergy’s 2015 profits. The company reported profit of $578 million, nearly doubling $299 million profit in 2014. 

Snitchler said, “The PUCO cannot ignore the fact that AEP’s and FirstEnergy’s corporate strategy is to reward their out-of-state shareholders at the expense of Ohioans and our economic future.” 

“It’s the PUCO’s job to protect the public interest, not utility companies’ financial health,” Snitchler said. 

The PUCO is expected to vote on the power purchase agreements in March. 

About the Alliance for Energy Choice: The Alliance for Energy Choice is an Ohio non-profit corporation that seeks to promote fairness and competition among electric utilities. The Alliance advocates for market solutions that will ensure adequate and fairly priced supply of electric power to Ohio’s residents and businesses. The Alliance also advocates for a level playing field for energy companies that does not favor one supplier over another. More information is at www.fightthehikes.com

Contacts:

Todd A. Snitchler,

Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC

Office: 614-464-6222     Cell: 330-316-7492

tasnitchler@vorysadvisors.com

 

Linda Siefkas,

President, Siefkas Public Relations

Office: 614-486-3100     Cell: 614-404-437

linda@siefkaspr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 10, 2016

Energy companies to Governor Kasich: “Businesses around the world are watching what happens in Ohio”   

COLUMBUS, OH – Presidents of companies opposed to double-digit profit guarantees for American Electric Power (AEP) and FirstEnergy cautioned Gov. John Kasich that Ohio is on the verge of reversing the state’s economic comeback if the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) gives in to the utility companies’ demands.

In a February 3 letter to the governor, the business leaders praised him for setting a “bold course” to foster economic growth. They pointed to Ohio’s healthy, competitive market as the reason their companies have invested in Ohio and contributed to the state’s economic turn-around.

Presidents of Talen Energy, PSEG Energy Resources & Trade, Dynegy and Calpine are members of the Alliance for Energy Choice, which opposes the power purchase agreements that AEP and FirstEnergy are seeking from the PUCO. The deals will force households and businesses into paying an estimated $6 billion more for electricity over eight years to subsidize power plants owned by AEP and FirstEnergy.

The leaders wrote that rather than taxing consumers, AEP’s and FirstEnergy’s shareholders should bear the burden and the risk. The utility companies plead that their power plants need consumer-backed bailouts, yet AEP reported $2 billion in profit in 2015, half paid in dividends to shareholders. FirstEnergy has not yet reported its annual earnings.

The presidents expressed concern that businesses will turn to other, more business-friendly states to invest, innovate and hire. They urged Kasich to remind the PUCO Commissioners of his vision for a competitive Ohio, writing that only the rejection of AEP’s and FirstEnergy’s demands will ensure his vision is realized. “Businesses around the country are watching what happens in Ohio,” they concluded.

The Alliance for Energy Choice launched an advertising campaign on Friday. The ads urge consumers to visit www.fightthehikes.com to learn about the issue and express their opposition to utility handouts. A recent poll demonstrated that more than 75 percent of voters in Ohio oppose allowing AEP and FirstEnergy to charge extra to subsidize their power plants.

About the Alliance for Energy Choice: The Alliance for Energy Choice is an Ohio non-profit corporation that seeks to promote fairness and competition among electric utilities. The Alliance advocates for market solutions that will ensure adequate and fairly priced supply of electric power to Ohio’s residents and businesses. The Alliance also advocates for a level playing field for energy companies that does not favor one supplier over another. More information is at www.fightthehikes.com

 

Contacts:

Todd A. Snitchler,

Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC

Office: 614-464-6222     Cell: 330-316-7492

tasnitchler@vorysadvisors.com

 

Linda Siefkas,

President, Siefkas Public Relations

Office: 614-486-3100     Cell: 614-404-437

linda@siefkaspr.com

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2016 

New advertising campaign will pressure policymakers to stop handouts to FirstEnergy and AEP 

COLUMBUS, OH – The Alliance for Energy Choice is launching a multi-market advertising campaign starting tomorrow, February 5, to urge Ohio consumers to voice their objections to profit guarantees for AEP and FirstEnergy that will raise their electric bills. 

The TV and radio spots will air on stations in AEP’s and FirstEnergy’s service areas in Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, and Toledo. “Fight the Hikes!” is an assertive campaign to let consumers know what’s at stake if the PUCO gives in to AEP’s and FirstEnergy’s demands. 

The ads urge consumers to visit www.fightthehikes.com to learn about the issue and take action. In less than a minute, they can send email messages to the PUCO commissioners, Gov. John Kasich, and their state representative and senator. 

Former state legislator and PUCO Chairman Todd A. Snitchler is leading the campaign on behalf of the Alliance, a group of independent power producers and suppliers. 

Snitchler said, “FirstEnergy and AEP have been cutting backroom deals with the parties to the case for months, keeping Ohio consumers in the dark about these outrageous increases,” Snitchler said. “We’re alerting families, business owners and older adults on fixed incomes that these deals are unfair and unnecessary handouts that will take money directly from their pocketbooks and give it to the utility companies’ shareholders.” 

If the PUCO assents to the utility companies, opponents of the power purchase agreements calculate that Ohio residential consumers will pay $6 billion more for their electricity over eight years, with no benefit to them in return. According to the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the deals will cost the average AEP household $700 and FirstEnergy household $800 over the life of the agreements. 

By a wide margin, Ohioans oppose the deals. Polling released last week by the Alliance for Energy Choice and AARP Ohio showed that 75 percent of Ohio voters oppose agreements that include a guaranteed 10 percent profit for older AEP and FirstEnergy power plants. 

Snitchler said that word has been spreading about opposition to the hikes through social media, and more than 800 emails have been sent through the website, even before the ad campaign begins. 

“Consumers need to know that they can help stop this outrageous scheme if they speak up now and tell their elected officials and Public Utilities Commission to reject these ploys that put AEP’s and FirstEnergy’s shareholders above the people and businesses of Ohio,” Snitchler said. 

The ads use light-hearted situations that compare FirstEnergy’s and AEP’s efforts to shift the cost of plant improvements from the companies to their customers. Scenes depict a diner owner adding the cost of replacing a worn coffeemaker to the check of astonished patrons and a pizza deliveryman asking his customer to pay extra to cover repairs on his car. 

About the Alliance for Energy Choice: The Alliance for Energy Choice is an Ohio non-profit corporation that seeks to promote fairness and competition among electric utilities. The Alliance advocates for market solutions that will ensure adequate and fairly priced supply of electric power to Ohio’s residents and businesses. The Alliance also advocates for a level playing field for energy companies that does not favor one supplier over another. Alliance members: Advanced Power, Calpine, Dynegy, Energy Professionals of Ohio, NRG Energy, PSEG Energy Resources & Trade, Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), and Talen Energy. More information is at www.fighthtehikes.com 

Editor’s Note: To view the ads, click the button below and scroll to the bottom of "The Issue" page.

Contacts:

Todd A. Snitchler,

Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC

Office: 614-464-6222     Cell: 330-316-7492

tasnitchler@vorysadvisors.com

 

Linda Siefkas,

President, Siefkas Public Relations

Office: 614-486-3100     Cell: 614-404-437

linda@siefkaspr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2016

Ohio voters overwhelmingly oppose AEP and FirstEnergy handouts

AARP Ohio and Alliance for Energy Choice release polls

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohioans overwhelmingly oppose the agreements under consideration by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that would guarantee profits for older AEP and FirstEnergy power plants, according to two independent opinion polls. 

AARP Ohio and the Alliance for Energy Choice jointly released the opinion polling data to alert state policymakers that they will hear from angry Ohioans if the PUCO approves charges costing households and businesses an estimated $6 billion over eight years. Earlier this week, the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel provided new estimates suggesting costs to consumers may be even higher. 

Results from AARP Ohio’s survey of Ohio voters age 50 and over showed that a wide majority (69 percent) said affordable utilities are a very important issue in determining how they will vote. Affordable utilities are a top-of-mind issue for the vast majority (82 percent). In addition, 64 percent of these voters say their income is falling behind the cost of living and cite rising utility costs as a major contributor to their concerns about their future financial security. 

The Alliance for Energy Choice, a non-profit organization composed of independent electric power producers, also took the pulse of Ohio voters throughout the state. 

This poll found that more than 75 percent of voters oppose Ohio allowing AEP and FirstEnergy to charge extra to subsidize their power plants. More than 63 percent believe that the request is an “unneeded government handout that comes at the expense of higher costs for families and businesses.” Of those surveyed, 55 percent also oppose guaranteed profits from the increase. 

“Consumers lose big time with these proposed settlements. They are especially onerous for those who can least afford another hit: Ohioans who live on fixed incomes and whose Social Security checks will not see a cost of living adjustment this year,” said Trey Addison, of AARP Ohio, which represents 1.5 million members. 

Alliance spokesperson Todd A. Snitchler, a former PUCO chairman, said, “AEP reported a $2 billion profit last year, even as the company claims that their plants are not making enough money. Why should Ohioans be forced to pay the company more?” 

Both Addison and Snitchler said the strong disapproval is impressive since the polls were conducted before either organization started consumer education campaigns. Their organizations are planning ways to join forces to stop the agreements. 

Addison said, “Consumers face a double whammy if the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio grants multi-billion dollar bailouts to FirstEnergy and AEP, as proposed. The settlements not only would cost consumers an added charge every month for the next eight years, but they also would hike the cost of nearly everything they buy. Every business that pays a higher electric bill to FirstEnergy and AEP as a result of this bailout will add that expense to the cost of their goods and services.” 

“AARP continues to maintain that Ohioans can’t afford these handouts. We urge the PUCO to reject the proposed settlements,” he said. 

Snitcher added, “Legislators are elected to represent their constituents, and their constituents don’t want to pay these handouts.” 

Research information: On behalf of the Alliance, Fallon Research & Communications contacted 802 randomly-selected registered voters in the State of Ohio with histories of voting in recent even-year November general elections, who had valid residential, VOIP or cellular telephone numbers. The interviews were performed during the period of January 6, 2016 through January 10, 2016. On behalf of AARP, Hart Research Associates and North Star Opinion Research conducted telephone polling among 800 voters age 50 and over in Ohio, between June 27, 2014 and July 8, 2014. 

About AARP Ohio: AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million including 1.5 million members in Ohio, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org. 

About the Alliance for Energy Choice: The Alliance for Energy Choice is an Ohio nonprofit corporation that seeks to promote fairness and competition among electric utilities. The Alliance advocates for market solutions that will ensure adequate and fairly priced supply of electric power to Ohio’s residents and businesses. The Alliance also advocates for a level playing field for energy companies that does not favor one supplier over another. Alliance members: Advanced Power, Calpine, Dynegy, Energy Professionals of Ohio, NRG Energy, PSEG Energy Resources & Trade, Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), and Talen Energy. Learn more at www.fightthehikes.com. 

 

Contacts:

Todd A. Snitchler,

Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC

Office: 614-464-6222     Cell: 330-316-7492

tasnitchler@vorysadvisors.com

 

Linda Siefkas,

President, Siefkas Public Relations

Office: 614-486-3100     Cell: 614-404-437

 linda@siefkaspr.com

 

For immediate release December 17, 2015

Alliance For Energy Choice Shoots Down
Utilities' Reliability Claims

(COLUMBUS) – Ohioans can be confident that their homes will be warm and businesses’ lights will be on this winter and in the coming years, despite the claims by AEP and FirstEnergy that Ohio’s electrical supply is unreliable and uncertain. The Alliance for Energy Choice today criticized the utilities for misleading the public as a ploy to get the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to agree to billions of dollars in customer charges to prop up their inefficient and money-losing coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

PJM Interconnection, which coordinates the transmission of electricity across 13 states, including Ohio, responded today to the controversial power purchase agreements under review by the PUCO.

According to PJM’s statement, The record in Ohio shows that PJM’s markets have, since their inception, succeeded in providing reliable, competitively priced wholesale electricity.

Alliance spokesperson Todd A. Snitchler said, “AEP’s and FirstEnergy’s effort to sow fear about reliability is nothing more than a smoke screen to hide their true intent. System reliability is one of the principal justifications for billions in customer-paid subsidies, and that argument is simply false. As recently as this summer, PUCO Chairman Porter told the utilities to stop scaring people with this issue.” In addition, he pointed out, in September the companies received significant financial compensation from PJM to ensure reliable power supply through May 2019.

The utilities have threatened to shut down their uneconomical plants if PUCO commissioners don’t approve the agreements. The good news is that the utilities’ plants are committed to run until at least May 2019, and independent suppliers are constructing new generation to replace units that have closed, with more new generation planned,” Snitcher said. “These independent suppliers have invested billions of dollars in Ohio to build new, more efficient plants capable of providing reliable electricity at a lower cost to Ohio residents and businesses.

New, cleaner power plants are coming online that will produce 6,000 megawatts of power, enough to fuel about 6 million homes with safe, reliable energy.

PJM statement: http://www.pjm.com/forms/registration/Meeting%20Registration.aspx?ID={DEB68248- DFBD-453F-8513-E82161A3D09A}

About the Alliance for Energy Choice: The Alliance for Energy Choice is an Ohio non-profit corporation that seeks to promote fairness and competition among electric utilities. The Alliance advocates for market solutions that will ensure adequate and fairly priced supply of electric power to Ohio’s residents and businesses. The Alliance also advocates for a level playing field for energy companies that does not favor one supplier over another. Alliance members as of December 14, 2015: Advanced Power, Calpine, Dynegy, Energy Professionals of Ohio, NRG Energy, PSEG Energy Resources & Trade, Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), and Talen Energy.

 

Contacts:

Todd A. Snitchler,

Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC

Office: 614-464-6222     Cell: 330-316-7492

tasnitchler@vorysadvisors.com

 

Linda Siefkas,

President, Siefkas Public Relations

Office: 614-486-3100     Cell: 614-404-4374

linda@siefkaspr.com