FirstEnergy Seeks Changes in Ohio Efficiency Laws

Utility Wants Changes In Energy Standards

WCBE 90.5 FM- Central Ohio NPR News & Music, November 8, 2013

In the battle over the state’s energy efficiency policies several groups have adamantly voiced their opposition to any changes. But one major utility has been a leading supporter of the revisions. FirstEnergy believes the policy overhaul that’s currently in the Senate makes a handful of modifications that are vital to avoiding higher costs and electric bills down the road.

Doug Colafella, is a spokesperson for the Akron-based company. He says the bill places spending limits to cap just how much utilities can charge customers. It also adds a provision for large industrial companies to opt out of state programs if that company decides to create their own efficiency plans.

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