Posts Written By: Christopher Allwein

PUCO Clarifies Financial Requirements for Competitive Retail Certification

The financial capability requirements for obtaining certification from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio as a competitive retail natural gas or electric supplier have long been a source of confusion for many applicants. Direct contact with the Commission Staff has often been required in order to ascertain the specific items that must be submitted in […]

The Energy Mandates Study Committee Delivers Incomplete Report – Part III

This is the third in a series of blog articles exploring a report issued by an Ohio legislative committee regarding the future of Ohio’s energy efficiency, peak demand reduction and renewable benchmarks for Ohio regulated electric utilities, as outlined in Ohio Revised Code Sections 4928.64 and 4928.66. The first article in this series presented the […]

Ohio Public Utilities Commission Issues Long-Awaited – but Modified – Orders on Utility PPAs

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO or Commission) issued Orders approving Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for the AEP Ohio and FirstEnergy Ohio electric distribution utilities – but not without significant modification. The PUCO approved the FirstEnergy Standard Service Offer (“SSO”) Plan and approved the AEP Power Purchase Agreement Rider (“PPA Rider”) proposal. The main […]

Low Oil Prices + the Impact on Oil and Gas Law: What to Expect in 2016

As the global price of oil has continued to decrease, the oil and gas industry has experienced some significant collateral damage. In 2015, several big industry players, including Quicksilver Resources, American Eagle Energy, Sabine Oil & Gas, Hercules Offshore, Milagro and Saratoga Resources filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Magnum Hunter Resources, Corp., one of Ohio’s […]

2016 Ohio Energy Legislative Agenda: An Election Year Primer

This blog post was co-authored by Lloyd Pierre-Louis The 131st Ohio General Assembly is just past the mid-way point of its two-year session, which means Governor John Kasich (R) has eleven months to reach agreement with Republican legislators on energy standards/mandates, among other issues – matters that are unrelated to his presidential ambitions. Current Political […]