The PUCO’s technical staff signed the settlement, but the case will need to have a formal hearing schedule before a vote by commissioners, Schilling said.
Commissioners can accept, reject or modify a settlement pact based on the evidence in a case, Schilling said. He did not have a timeline for when that may happen.
The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel did not sign the settlement, saying the agreement would increase Dayton-area consumers’ rates if adopted by the PUCO. The office will make its recommendations to PUCO commissioners in a hearing, said J.P. Blackwood, spokesperson for Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Bruce Weston.
A question on the increase was sent to a representative of DP&L.
“We appreciate the opportunities to work with all interested parties to reach a balanced and fair settlement agreement to continue our progress toward creating a smarter energy future for our customers,” Lisa Krueger, president of the U.S. strategic business…