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The Fate of Ohio's Energy Deals with AEP and FirstEnergy

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AEP building in the Columbus Skyline

In March, The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio unanimously voted to approve plans that guaranteed profits for American Electric Power and FirstEnergy. While the energy companies have promised the plans would ensure an adequate energy supply and save consumers money, critics are claiming the opposite would be true. Now, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has stopped the deal, stating that the plans require their approval. 


  • Dan Gearino, Energy Reporter, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Ned Hill, Professor of Public Affairs and City & Regional Planning John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University
  • Trey Addison, Associate State Director for Government Affairs, AARP

This show originally aired on May 3, 2016 at 10 a.m.