Energy en Payment Program Helps Ohioans With Energy Costs <p>State officials remind eligible Ohioans that they can get help managing energy costs this winter through a payment assistance program.</p><p>The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus allows eligible Ohioans to pay utility bills based on a percentage of household income.</p><p>Customers must receive their primary or secondary heat source from a company regulated by the utilities commission and have a total household income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level to qualify.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 45436 at Middletown Plant Part Of Trend Towards Natural Gas, Away From Coal <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6e5c90f3-e0fe-7507-de44-fb2a06f5abd0"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Plans for a new natural gas-fired power plant have been announced in Middletown. The plant would employ 300-400 people for about three years of construction, and 25-30 when it is up and running in 2018. </span></span></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:24:11 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45254 at Middletown Plant Part Of Trend Towards Natural Gas, Away From Coal Gov. Kasich Declares Propane Supply Emergency In Ohio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday, Governor John </span>Kasich<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> issued a ‘statewide energy emergency’ to deal with slowdowns in propane deliveries. Weather conditions and other factors are causing problems for fuel suppliers and their customers, and the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> governor’s declaration will allow propane and heating oil transporters to drive for more hours and more consecutive days than current regulations permit.</span></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:15:11 +0000 Jerry Kenney 44840 at Warm For Winter: Energy Choice Allows Ohio Electric Consumers To Shop Around <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">The state of Ohio has been investigating its competitive energy market for a year now, and the state reports electric competition is growing, which means more options for consumers.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 43540 at Warm For Winter: Energy Choice Allows Ohio Electric Consumers To Shop Around Wright-Patt Looking to Privatize Utilities <p>Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is expected to privatize more energy and utility operations as it tries to offset steep cuts in the federal defense budget.</p><p>The base has already asked for bids to privately manage two water plants on the base that pump more than three millions of gallons a day out of an underground aquifer.</p><p>Base spokesman Daryl Mayer tells the Dayton Daily News that the Defense Logistics Agency also has asked for bids to maintain the base infrastructure for waste water collection and natural gas distribution at the state's largest single-site employer.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 42866 at