DP&L Distribution Rate Case
How will a rate case affect you?
DP&L Distribution Rate Case
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At DP&L, a powerful future is here. We understand our responsibility to provide safe and reliable energy 24x7x365. To achieve this, it’s necessary for DP&L to request a distribution rate review to continue supporting infrastructure improvements. This is DP&L’s first distribution rate review in nearly three decades.
DP&L will remain a low-cost utility, continuing to offer the lowest residential rates in the state.
What is it?
Distribution rates cover the cost of delivering electricity to your home and business. Distribution rates pay for things such as the cost of installing and maintaining the electric lines that run through our neighborhoods, reading electric meters, processing bills and taking customer service calls.
Unlike most businesses, DP&L cannot change its prices overnight. As a regulated utility, DP&L must submit a detailed proposal to change its rates. The request includes evidence to support an increase to the distribution rates and demonstrates how our investments benefit customers. This process is called a rate case, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) must approve any changes.
DP&L has requested a base distribution rate increase from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to cover operational costs and enhanced customer service for maintaining safe and reliable service.
The impact on individual customer bills is determined by their usage. For example, at the time the application was filed, DP&L estimated the total monthly bill for a typical residential customer who uses 1,000 kWh would increase by $4 per month. We offer tips and programs to help customers offset this increase.
The proposal must go through a thorough review process with the PUCO.
Frequently Asked Questions
Investing in our Communities
Our Mission: Improving lives by accelerating a safer and greener energy future.
At DP&L, we are proud to be a community partner, working hard to create jobs and power the lives of 520,000 customers in West Central Ohio. DP&L and the Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation invest $2.4 million annually in local nonprofit organizations and economic development initiatives to make the region a great place to live and do business. In recent years, DP&L has invested over $4 million, resulting in the creation or retention of 3,700 jobs in the region.
Being involved in the communities where we live, work and serve is part of who we are. We would not be able to fulfill our mission without the power of our people through our extensive community involvement initiatives.
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Ways to Manage Your Bill
DP&L cares about our customers and understands that higher bills are a challenge, especially for those with low or fixed incomes. We offer a variety of payment plans and energy savings programs to help customers reduce the impact of a rate increase.
Be a Savings Champion
DP&L offers a playbook of energy saving tips and programs to help you save energy and reduce your bills
Smart Energy Community Program
DP&L offers free energy-saving home improvements for low income customers.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
This program provides assistance to households who might not otherwise be able to afford to heat their homes.
Take the surprise out of your DP&L bill by paying the same amount each month. Because when you know what to expect, it’s easier to manage your budget.
DP&L offers pay agreements to help customers with past due balances get caught up.
Percentage of Income Program
Customers in the program pay a percentage of their income regardless of their monthly usage.