Nearly all the energy efficiency programs offered by electric distribution utilities in Ohio ended Sept. 30, but they might make a comeback if the bill that ended them is repealed.
The programs were ended by a 2019 bill whose primary focus was to bail out two nuclear and two coal-fired power plants but after that bill was engulfed in a bribery scandal, a bill to repeal it was introduced. If that bill were to pass, the programs would be restored.
A program under which American Electric Power Ohio provides technology that allows consumers to more exactly monitor electricity use in their homes runs through the end of next month. AEP has asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to consider extending it.