The catch is that all parties to the proceeding — even the utilities — acknowledge that the market price for electricity will almost certainly remain lower than the proposed contract price for at least the next three years, costing consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.Opponents of the plans charge that these plants will remain, as data suggests, outdated and inefficient, only driving up costs in the short- and long-run and obstructing movement on renewable energy production. The provisions on the table to keep Ohio's coal power plants in demand are ones being eyed with great interest and scrutiny, especially given Ohio's current state of static energy standards.
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