Consumers' Counsel request for records denied

From The Columbus Dispatch American Electric Power may have double-charged Ohio consumers for more than $120 million related to certain fuel costs, but most details are being kept under wraps while regulators investigate, with no timetable for resolution.

The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel has asked for greater disclosure of records in the case, only to be denied this month by an administrative law judge.

“AEP’s request for secrecy is a bad idea for this public process examining more than a hundred million dollars of charges to consumers,” said Dan Doron, a spokesman for the consumer advocate’s office.

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