Friday, October 31, 2014

Public hearings on 17% rate increases for WV electric customers

West Virginians served by Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, American Electric Power’s (AEP) operating electric utility providers in the Mountain State can attend a series of upcoming public hearings, as the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (WV PSC) considers approval of a proposed 17 percent rate hike that will impact approximately 476,000 customers in 23 West Virginia counties.

Earlier this year, AEP filed a request with the WV PSC for a $226 million increase in current rates and charges for their West Virginia customers. The filing also includes a requested revision of AEP’s depreciation rates.

The WV PSC will host a series of public hearings on this rate case (WV PSC Cases #14-1152-E-42T and #14-1151-E-D) in five communities:
Bradshaw: Wednesday, Nov. 5
1 p.m. & 6 p.m., Bradshaw Community Center.

Princeton: Thursday, Nov. 6
1 p.m. & 6 p.m., Mercer County Courthouse, 1501 Main St.

Huntington: Thursday, Nov. 13
1 p.m. & 6 p.m., Cabell County Courthouse, 750 5th Ave.

Wheeling: Thursday, Nov. 20
1 p.m. & 6 p.m., Ohio County Courthouse, City-County Complex, 1500 Chapline St.

Charleston: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
1 p.m. & 6 p.m., Public Service Commission of WV, 201 Brooks St.

The WV PSC will hold evidentiary hearings on the case January 13 – 16, 2015 in Charleston. Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power customers may submit comments online at www.psc.state.wv.us by selecting the “Submit A Comment” link, or mail public comment to the West Virginia Public Service Commission, 201 Brooks Street, PO Box 812, Charleston, WV 25323. (Reference PSC Case Number #14-1152-E-42T and #14-1151-E-D).

- See more at: http://states.aarp.org/wv-psc-sets-public-hearings-on-proposed-aep-17-percent-rate-hike/#sthash.sctFu9X6.dpuf

- Thank you AARP WV for putting together this information for publication http://states.aarp.org/wv-psc-sets-public-hearings-on-proposed-aep-17-percent-rate-hike/

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