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AEP's new rate requests a mixed bag for central Ohio | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 15 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 1, 2011, titled AEP's new rate requests a mixed bag for central Ohio | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

American Electric Power has allowed a series of small expenses to add up over the years, and now it is asking Ohio customers to cover a $371 million bill.

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Sharon Columbus

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 1, 2011
O.K. please explain to me: isn't AEP a FOR profit organization?? With this being said then if there losses, expenses not budgeted accurately and the Board of Directors and Shareholders don't receive their huge dividend checks it's o.k. to recoup their lack of business judgment/savy on the back of the customers????

How many people still working are receiving raises in this economy? The grocery stores are on an up hill progress of increases and there's no stopping them either.

But there continues to be new and/or revised tax laws to enhance the fact the rich percentage hide money, avoid paying taxes.

Where's the fairness please!
Fail John Kasuck

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 1, 2011
Contact John Kasuck's office -- he's sure to help the little guy in Ohio by blocking this latest AEP rate increase. Oh, wait...

Hey John, why don't you go Lehman Brothers yourself?
Jakey

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 1, 2011
Fail John Kasuck wrote:
Contact John Kasuck's office -- he's sure to help the little guy in Ohio by blocking this latest AEP rate increase. Oh, wait...
Hey John, why don't you go Lehman Brothers yourself?
TED failed you. If he and his chronies had let you into the market place. You would be paying 30% less today. The only Suck here is between TED and Haseley.
gobucks1978

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 1, 2011
I guess their record profits that have been reported in the Dispatch aren't enough to cover this. Amazing!
Electrified

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 1, 2011
I can't believe AEP is asking for yet ANOTHER rate increase! It seems every time I open my bill (which is supposed to be a budget), the amount keeps creeping higher and higher. Meanwhile, groceries and gasoline continues to go up and our paychecks remain the same with no raises due to "the economy." Why can't businesses live within their means like the workerbees have to?
Not surprising

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 1, 2011
Every time AEP asks for another rate increase, I think of my step brother in law. He's a corporate lawyer for AEP. The reason he come's to mind is because he takes at least two family vacations out of country each year. That doesn't count his in country trips that far exceed the others. Maybe next time I should ask him to tag along ... since my rates keep going up, and his personal travel increases accordingly.
Jakey

Columbus, OH

#7 Mar 1, 2011
Not surprising wrote:
Every time AEP asks for another rate increase, I think of my step brother in law. He's a corporate lawyer for AEP. The reason he come's to mind is because he takes at least two family vacations out of country each year. That doesn't count his in country trips that far exceed the others. Maybe next time I should ask him to tag along ... since my rates keep going up, and his personal travel increases accordingly.
Maybe you should have gotten off your arse and gone to law school.
gee again

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 1, 2011
So.. uhh.. who pays for all the meat that's spoiled in my fridge the last time the power went out? Or the hotel bills? Or the resturant bills?
Bays

Morrow, OH

#9 Mar 1, 2011
gee again wrote:
So.. uhh.. who pays for all the meat that's spoiled in my fridge the last time the power went out? Or the hotel bills? Or the resturant bills?
Why you do, silly one. You get to incur your cost and AEP costs. Lucky you!
Belprean

Marietta, OH

#10 Mar 1, 2011
"We just felt like it was time to start recovering the money," says the AEP shill. Well, I just feel like it's time for the PUCO to stop giving AEP everything it wants every time it asks. I'm old enough to remember when the PUCO held utilities accountable. Since they don't do that anymore, let's just disband the PUCO and use the savings to help pay these constant electric rate increases.
Theres a fly in my soup

United States

#11 Mar 1, 2011
AEP has union employees to take care of so give them a break libs. It's called collective bargaining. hahaha
Fail John Kasuck

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 1, 2011
Jakey wrote:
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TED failed you. If he and his chronies had let you into the market place. You would be paying 30% less today. The only Suck here is between TED and Haseley.
Wrong again professor. The states that deregulated electricity utilities are paying much more now. AEP is getting what they paid (lobbied) for. The Republicans own this issue also. Enjoy paying the higher rates.
Jakey

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 1, 2011
Fail John Kasuck wrote:
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Wrong again professor. The states that deregulated electricity utilities are paying much more now. AEP is getting what they paid (lobbied) for. The Republicans own this issue also. Enjoy paying the higher rates.
Hmmm really? Check what customers are paying in northern Ohio. They are paying much less for power because TED refused to let ape's customers go to an open market.

Try and pay attention.
Fail John Kasuck

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 2, 2011
Jakey wrote:
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Hmmm really? Check what customers are paying in northern Ohio. They are paying much less for power because TED refused to let ape's customers go to an open market.
Try and pay attention.
Thank you Jakey the professor, but you are wrong again. States that deregulated the electric utilities are now trying to re-regulate them. I would have TED back in a heartbeat... so would millions of others here.
Jakey

Columbus, OH

#16 Mar 3, 2011
Fail John Kasuck wrote:
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Thank you Jakey the professor, but you are wrong again. States that deregulated the electric utilities are now trying to re-regulate them. I would have TED back in a heartbeat... so would millions of others here.
Did you check the rates around the state? I figured not.

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