AEP spokesman Pat Hemlepp said Friday the utility is reviewing the petition. FirstEnergy spokesman Todd Meyers said "We will review the petition and respond appropriately."
Hmm... where have I seen those exact comments before? I know! It was in the power companies' press responses to the Formal Challenge Ali Haverty and I filed in January. We filed it on a day when they weren't expecting it, and it was much worse for them than they had ever imagined.
Here's one of the many examples from Todd:
The formal complaint asks FERC to begin a broader investigation. Todd Meyers, spokesman for Allegheny Energy, said Tuesday by e-mail that the company would review the filing and respond appropriately.
Funny how the exact same words get used, isn't it? Todd must have them printed out and taped up inside the footwell of his desk so that they're handy when he crawls under there to primal scream and sob uncontrollably about a PR "crisis" created when someone surprises FirstEnergy with a hard punch to the gut.
Here's a translation of "we will review the insert legal term for what they got clobbered with out of the blue and respond appropriately.":
"OUCH! That really hurt! We didn't expect that and we have no idea how we're going to try to spin it yet!"
Surpriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiise, Todd! Hahahahahahaaaa.