Corporation Commission to consider regulator’s questions about utility bills

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When Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners hold a special meeting on Wednesday, they’ll be asked again to take up Commissioner Bob Anthony’s repeated questions about utility costs that have lead to increased consumer bills.

The agenda for the 1:30 p.m. meeting includes the same questions Commissioner Anthony attempted to have answered at last week’s fuel cost prudency hearing for Oklahoma Natural Gas.

“A hearing was held in the ONG case on January 26 at which none of the witnesses for the utility or PUD adequately address the questions in my filing,” stated Anthony in Commission agenda.

“As a Corporation Commissioner with constitutional duties and responsibilities, I ask for a status explanation and by what authority my requests for legally available and essential information have not been fulfilled.”

The agenda outlines Anthony’s repeated requests for utilities to explain their energy costs in detail. His efforts, according to the agenda, focused on the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, Oklahoma Natural Gas and Public Service Company of Oklahoma.