The rate adjustment is to pay for the 2012 Derecho
AEP wants the Public Utilties Commission of Ohio to approve having customers pay for damage to the power grid caused by the Derecho that slammed the state in June, 2012, but there won't be any public hearings on the issue.
It's a $61 million request that will cost the average customer about $3 dollars a month for a year.
Marty Berkowitz with the Ohio Consumers Counsel thinks the PUCO should have held hearings. But, AEP Ohio spokesperson Fay White says recovering costs from storm damage is common in the utilties industry and public hearings would only delay the process.
You can, however, write a letter to PUCO.