Federal Energy Regulatory Comission

Federal Regulators Deliver Blow To Utilities Wanting Power Plant Subsidies

Jan 10, 2018
The Enrico Fermi Nuclear Power plant, on Lake Erie.
James Marvin Phelps / Flickr Creative Commons

Ohio utilities are considering their next steps after federal regulators knocked down a measure that would’ve allowed subsidies for struggling power plants. State lawmakers are now exploring their options. 

The proposal would’ve allowed utilities to charge their customers an extra fee to help prop up power plants that struggle to compete in the market. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied the measure.