- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has denied a request to reconsider its rejection of an Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. environmental plan that would have increased customer bills by more than 15 percent over five years.

Commissioners voted 2-1 on Wednesday to affirm its earlier decision rejecting the plan. The utility wanted to recover from consumers more than $1 billion in costs to comply with new environmental regulations and update one of its aging plants.

An OG&E; spokeswoman tells The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/22qzgJg ) that the utility is disappointed in the commission’s decision.

OG&E; is looking to spend about $700 million to install new equipment to help reduce toxic emissions and convert some coal-fired units to natural gas. The changes are needed to comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules.


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

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