Kevin F. Duffy


"One indirect result of the [Arab] oil embargo was the Ohio General Assembly's passage of Amended House Bill 579, a law which requires the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to periodically review the fuel adjustment charges of the state's electric utilities.2 The law has been in effect for over three years now and its success, or lack thereof, has become the subject of public debate. This article will recount Ohio's experience thus far with fuel adjustment clause review and will address the question of whether the fuel adjustment clause should be abolished, which necessarily raises the issue of whether the experiment with fuel adjustment review has failed in Ohio."