Electric Power Supply Association joins Coalition to Restore Public Trust calling for H.B. 6 Repeal
For Immediate Release
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Washington, D.C. – As voters and stakeholders overwhelmingly urge Ohio lawmakers to repeal corrupt and flawed energy legislation (Ohio House Bill 6), the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) has formally joined the Coalition to Restore Public Trust, a group of energy producers and good government and environmental advocates calling for repeal. EPSA President and CEO Todd Snitchler, a former Ohio legislator and chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued the following statement:
“The diverse Coalition to Restore Public Trust stands united in a simple goal: to do the right thing for the people of Ohio and restore faith in government.
Ohio legislators must act quickly and repeal a bad bill that only passed because of alleged bribery, illegal activity and undemocratic tactics – at the expense of every Ohio customer who will pay the added cost on their monthly bill starting in January to pad the pockets of politicians and out-of-state shareholders.
Only once a full repeal is secured can we move forward with better, competitive energy policy that truly benefits customers, the grid and the environment – policy that is transparently debated, passed, and enacted without the taint of corruption.”
EPSA strongly opposed H.B. 6 during its development and passage and called almost immediately for its repeal following the release of the Ohio Attorney General complaint detailing the alleged criminal activity.
EPSA is the national trade association representing competitive power suppliers. Its members compete to provide reliable electricity at the least cost, owning and operating all power generation resources including natural gas, renewables and nuclear facilities. The competitive power market serving Ohio has delivered $3.2-4 billion in annual cost savings while reducing emissions by 34% since 2005. Competition among power generators has helped lead to some of the lowest wholesale power prices in history.
Ohio voters can ask their legislator to repeal H.B. 6 here.
The Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) is the national trade association representing America’s competitive power suppliers. EPSA members provide more than 150,000 MW of reliable and competitively priced electricity from environmentally responsible facilities using a diverse mix of fuels and technologies including natural gas, wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, storage, biomass, and coal. EPSA seeks to bring the benefits of competition to all power customers. Learn more at www.epsa.org and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter @EPSANews.