AEP en Ohio Consumer Advocate is Against AEP Rate Plan <p><span class="article-content"><span>The state&#39;s advocate for residential utility customers says American Electric Power&#39;s proposed rate plan could raise next summer&#39;s rates for many Ohio customers by 31 percent.<br /><br />The office of the Ohio Consumers&#39; Counsel said Tuesday that the proposal would shift rates for generating electricity, leaving residential customers paying more in relation to commercial and industrial users. It argues instead for a uniform rate change across all categories.<br /> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:55:21 +0000 Associated Press 3212 at