Regulators nix deal for SE Ohio solar farm project

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm •  Published: January 9, 2013
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AEP had agreed to purchase power from the facility for 20 years to help fulfill state renewable energy rules. The PUCO ruling blocked that arrangement.

Ohio Democrats criticized the commission's decision. They said commission appointees of Republican Gov. John Kasich were heeding the objections of FirstEnergy Corp., an AEP competitor whose executives have donated to the GOP.

Turning Point was first announced by former Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat.