- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma regulators will have a hearing in March to learn Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s $1.1 billion plan to comply with tougher environmental regulations on haze-forming emissions.

The plan is expected to increase customer bills 15 percent by 2019. If approved, OG&E; says the increases would be phased in over five years.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/1pqshju ) executives at the utility’s parent company told analysts Wednesday that OG&E; faces several deadlines related to regional haze rules and mercury and air toxics standards.

In August, OG&E; filed its compliance plan, which includes switching two coal units to natural gas and installing several pieces of emissions-control equipment on existing coal and natural gas units.

The utility has more than 812,500 electricity customers in Oklahoma and Arkansas.


Information from: The Oklahoman, https://newsok.com

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