Settlement would require FirstEnergy to refund Ohio customers $306 million

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(WKBN) – A settlement agreement filed Monday with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) calls for FirstEnergy’s three Ohio utilities to refund customers $306 million.

The agreement would resolve 10 pending regulatory proceedings related to several annual earnings tests, a four-year review of the company’s electric security plan and its energy efficiency audits.

The utilities would refund $96 million, including interest, related to the 2017-2019 earnings tests.

Residential customers would receive a one-time bill credit of $27 and non-residential customers would receive $2.60 per megawatt-hour over six months.

The remaining $210 million would be refunded as a bill credit in increments from 2022-2025.

The unopposed agreement is supported by PUCO staff and over a dozen other groups, including Ohio Edison and the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council.

The agreement is subject to review and approval from PUCO commissioners.

A copy of the settlement agreement is available on the PUCO website.

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