PUCO defers vote on FirstEnergy issue


Associated Press

COLUMBUS

Ohio utility regulators have delayed action in a case affecting potentially millions of dollars in rebates of renewable-energy overcharges to customers of FirstEnergy.

Public Utilities CommissionSFlbof Ohio Chairman Todd Snitchler said Wednesday’s vote was postponed a week to fine-tune an order addressing whether the Akron-based utility over- paid for renewable-energy credits and passed excess costs to customers. Portions of audits detailing estimates of overcharges have been blocked from public view.

One estimate put excess payments up to $126 million.

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