MIAMI VALLEY — As we start a new month, new charges will appear on your AES electric bill.
Those changes may mean that more money will be taken out of your wallet monthly.
AES said its rates, along with the rates of other state utility companies are set at an auction overseen by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
The auction decides if electricity prices go up or down.
In the last auction, which took place at the end of April, due to market pressures, AES rates were raised to an additional 6 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Supply charges will rise from 4.8 cents to 10.9 cents per kWh.
That could equate to a $60 increase for someone who uses 1,000 kWh a month.
These increases will stay in effect until next year when it is time to auction again.
To see if AES-Ohio is your supplier, you can view the second page of your bill and under the “Supply Charges” section and if the AES Ohio logo is present next to “Supply Total” then AES Ohio is your supplier.
Mary Ann Kable, with AES, said that users always have the option to shop around with other electric providers.
You can review the available competitive supplier offers by visiting the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s Energy Choice Ohio website at energychoice.ohio.gov. If you see a better available rate on the site, you are able to sign-up for an alternate supplier.
More information on AES Ohio can be found here.
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