FirstEnergy Bills May Be Going Down A Bit

(Akron) - Your FirstEnergy bill may be going down a little, thanks to an announcement by the utility company on Tuesday. FirstEnergy says it will stop charging a fee for what it called "lost distribution revenue." The fee has been charged by FirstEnergy to its residential and commercial customers since 2011 to make up for losses because of state-mandated energy-efficiency programs.

FirstEnergy's Jennifer Young told The Plain Dealer and that this will help the utility move forward past regulatory issues faced by the company due to the fallout from the scandal over House Bill 6. That's the bill that would have charged FirstEnergy customers more for the upkeep of the Perry and Davis-Besse nuclear power plants. Former State House Speaker Larry Householder and four others are facing federal charges, as they're accused of using bribe money from FirstEnergy to make sure the bill passed.

There's no indication of how much this will affect FirstEnergy bills.

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