The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has “removed competitive retail suppliers’ (CRES) compliance costs for renewable energy and energy efficiency from customers’ consolidated monthly bills,” according to a recent Hannah Report. Last December, the PUCO approved rules to require utilities including American Electric Power (AEP) and Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) to “list not only their own but also the CRES provider’s energy mandate costs on the consolidated electric bills of consumers who opt out of the local utility for a competitive supplier.” DP&L and Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) objected to that prior ruling, “saying the ‘plain language’ of R.C. 4928.65(A)(1) only requires utilities to disclose their own costs.” The PUCO found that approach to be consistent with the statute, and said, “costs can be disclosed in a billing ‘message’ rather than under the utility’s itemized charges.”