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John Jones, Assistant Section Chief

John Jones

Section Chief

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Steven Beeler

Assistant Section Chief


Section Phone Number: 614-466-4395
AGO Help Center: 800-282-0515

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Public Utilities

The Public Utilities Section principally represents two state agencies, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Power Siting Board. The Section offers legal advice to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio regarding its regulation of telephones, electricity, natural gas, motor carrier and hazardous material transportation, railroads and water. The Section also advises the Ohio Power Siting Board which reviews and approves plans for new energy facilities in Ohio. Both agencies maintain extensive websites with multiple links to assist the public with questions that they may have.

To learn more about the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, you may access their website at http://www.puco.ohio.gov/puco/.

To learn more about the Ohio Power Siting Board, you may access their website at http://www.opsb.ohio.gov/opsb/ which includes contact information about the agency, including a toll-free number, 866-270-6772.