Public hearings on Duke Energy Ohio’s natural gas rate application scheduled for March

The local public hearings are scheduled as follows: 

March 8, 2023, at 6 p.m.
Mason Municipal Center | Fire Station 51, Community Room
4420 Mason Montgomery Road

Mason, OH 45040 

March 10, 2023, at 12:30 p.m.
Cincinnati City Hall | Council Chambers, Room 300
801 Plum St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Read below to learn how to submit a comment if you cannot attend.

Individuals who testify will be required to provide their full name and contact information. Those that testify will have their comments included in the case record.

Learn more about how to testify at a PUCO public hearing

Written comments may also be addressed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Comments should reference case docket numbers 22-507-GA-AIR22-508-GA-ALT22-509-GA-ATA and 22-510-GA-AAM.  

A copy of Duke Energy Ohio’s applications and the entry scheduling the public hearings are available on the PUCO website by clicking on the links to “Docketing Information System” and searching for case number 22-507-GA-AIR

Case background

On June 30, 2022, Duke Energy Ohio filed a combined application to increase rates and charges and for approval of an alternative rate plan. 

Duke seeks a rate increase that would generate approximately $48.7 million of additional revenue, or an increase of 10 percent. After its review of Duke’s records and application, PUCO’s staff recommends a revenue increase in the range of $23.6 million to $36.4 million or an increase of 4.73 percent to 7.28 percent. 

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