Toledo, OH – Toledo City Councilman Joe McNamara, chair of the Utilities and Public Service committee, will hold a hearing on Monday, February 28th at 4pm in council chambers to discuss Ohio’s solar energy requirements and First Energy’s failure to meet those requirements for the past two years.
Councilman McNamara has invited Todd Williams of Williams & Moser, LLC, Dr. Alvin Compaan of the University of Toledo, and Will Reisinger a staff attorney for the Ohio Environmental Council to discuss the requirements of Ohio’s renewable energy laws and the ramifications of that law not being fully supported by the area’s electric distribution utility company. At a press conference last week Councilman McNamara said “While the First Energy subsidiaries legally have to answer to the PUCO for their failure to invest in solar, they ultimately have to answer to the communities to whom they serve. Investing in solar equals jobs. First Energy should be a good community partner and invest in Toledo jobs.”
First Energy and Toledo Edison have been invited to the hearing and given the opportunity to speak on the record. Meg Adams, Manager of External Affairs for First Energy, will attend the meeting and speak on behalf of Toledo Edison. Public comment will also be taken.
WHO: Councilman Joe McNamara, Chairman of Toledo’s Utilities & Public Service Committee
WHAT: Committee meeting to discuss importance of solar industry to Toledo area and First Energy’s renewable energy requirements
WHERE: One Government Center, Council Chambers
WHEN: Monday, February 28th, 4:00 PM