CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Public Service Commission has rejected a bid by Appalachian Power Company to buy two wind farms in the state and Ohio.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the commission issued a statement about the rejection Wednesday that says the bid wasn't in the interest of West Virginia.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia environmental regulators have cited Appalachian Power Co. for releasing too much industrial waste into the Clinch River while converting a coal-fired electricity plant to natural gas.
CHARLESTON — With the dramatic drop in temperatures, the Public Service Commission wants to remind customers if they receive a higher-than-expected electric bill that they cannot pay, they should first contact their utility company. It is important to remember that electric bills are based on usage and unusually high bills are frequently a function of cold weather usage. No rate increases have been implemented in the past year for the four largest electric companies operating in West Virginia: Appalachian Power Company, Wheeling Power Company, Monongahela Power or Potomac Edison.
West Virginia rejects Appalachian Power’s tax relief request
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Public Works board has rejected Appalachian Power Co.'s tax relief request that said unusually mild weather hurt the company's 2017 earnings.
Power utility asks to roll back its property tax assessment
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power Co. is asking to roll back its property tax assessment in West Virginia for the 2018 tax year, citing a combination of a mild winter followed by a mild summer that has hurt business.
"The utility business tends to be a weather business," Thomas Johnson, property taxes manager for Appalachian Power's parent company, told the state Board of Public Works on Thursday.
Appalachian Power chief looks toward renewable energy
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — New Appalachian Power Co. President Chris Beam says the utility doesn't plan to build coal plants anytime soon and that electricity from renewable energy sources is what potential business customers want.
Beam is a Wheeling native who understands the role of coal in West Virginia's economy and culture. He said Appalachian Power still relies on large coal-fired plants, yet historic changes in the electric power industry are occurring nationwide.