For Greater Cincinnati, Ohio and Kentucky households: The harsh polar vortex-caused storm that took place in January resulted in an energy bill increase of at least 11% compared to last year. The average household incurred a gas and electric bill of $288 in Ohio, and $276 in Kentucky.
I suspected there would be at least a considerable energy bill increase, as weather that cold would prompt people to turn up their heating systems, according to a Duke Energy Analysis.
January’s cold snap wasn’t the worst, though. In January of 2010, and 2011, Ohio and Kentucky’s energy bills were even higher.