Public hearings scheduled for Duke rate plan

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Duke Energy customers have a chance to sound off Tuesday on the utility's proposed rate plan.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is holding two meetings in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Two meetings are also scheduled for next week.

Duke has proposed a rate plan that would price electric generation from January 2012 to May 2021. The plan asks to use a competitive auction to determine electric generation prices and includes several other elements that would increase customers' bills.

The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel is currently in the process of reviewing the proposal to ensure it is fair and reasonable for residential customers.

The meetings are being held at the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 12:30 p.m., Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Main Building, Room 342, 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center Hall, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati
  • Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m., Middletown City Building, Council Chambers, 1 Donham Plaza, Middletown
  • Friday, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m., Cincinnati City Hall, Council Chambers, 801 Plum Street, Cincinnati

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