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Appalachian Power requests fuel rate increase for Virginia customers

Appalachian Power, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), this week filed its annual fuel factor update with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) and is requesting an increase in the fuel rate for its Virginia customers.

Appalachian Power, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), this week filed its annual fuel factor update with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) and is requesting an increase in the fuel rate for its Virginia customers.


Appalachian Power plans transmission upgrades in Smyth and Washington counties.

Appalachian Power plans to rebuild approximately 20 miles of transmission line in Smyth and Washington counties to increase reliability to customers. The Hillman Highway - Saltville Transmission Rebuild Project involves replacing wooden poles from the 1950s with steel poles. Construction is expected to start in fall 2024 and last about two years.  

Appalachian Power plans to rebuild approximately 20 miles of transmission line in Smyth and Washington counties to increase reliability to customers. The Hillman Highway - Saltville Transmission Rebuild Project involves replacing wooden poles from the 1950s with steel poles. Construction is expected to start in fall 2024 and last about two years.  


AEP Foundation gives first 'Delivering on the Dream' grant in West Virginia

Bluefield State College is the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the Foundation, one of the first grants given in a new social and racial justice grant program. 

Bluefield State College is the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the Foundation, one of the first grants given in a new social and racial justice grant program. 


Commission approves broadband infrastructure expansion project plan for Logan, Mingo counties

The West Virginia PSC has approved Appalachian Power's plan for a broadband infrastructure project in Logan and Mingo counties.

The West Virginia PSC has approved Appalachian Power's plan for a broadband infrastructure project in Logan and Mingo counties.


Appalachian Power finalizes multi-year contract with public authority customers

The new contract provides schools and government entities access to innovative programs.

The new contract provides schools and government entities access to innovative programs.


Appalachian Power receives emergency response award for February ice storm effort

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week announced Appalachian Power as a recipient of EEI’s Emergency Response Award for the company’s power restoration efforts following damaging February 2021 ice storms. 

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week announced Appalachian Power as a recipient of EEI’s Emergency Response Award for the company’s power restoration efforts following damaging February 2021 ice storms. 


Appalachian Power to use helicopters to maintain some power line rights of way

Beginning on or about July 1, Appalachian Power will maintain the rights of way for some power lines in West Virginia by applying herbicides by helicopter.

Beginning on or about July 1, Appalachian Power will maintain the rights of way for some power lines in West Virginia by applying herbicides by helicopter.


Appalachian Power issues request for competitive renewable energy projects

The two requests for proposals center on power purchase agreements and renewable energy certificates. 

The two requests for proposals center on power purchase agreements and renewable energy certificates. 


Appalachian Power awards more than $48,000 in grants to teachers, schools and robotics clubs

Appalachian Power has awarded more than $48,000 in grants to teachers, schools and robotics clubs across West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. Nearly $6,000 in Teacher Vision Grants went to educators for classroom projects. Another $42,000 went to schools and clubs for use with the FIRST robotics program.

Appalachian Power has awarded more than $48,000 in grants to teachers, schools and robotics clubs across West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. Nearly $6,000 in Teacher Vision Grants went to educators for classroom projects. Another $42,000 went to schools and clubs for use with the FIRST robotics program.


Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power file for adjustment in recovery rates for fuel costs, vegetation management and energy efficiency programs

Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, today submitted Expanded Net Energy Cost (ENEC) and Vegetation Management Program (VMP) filings to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC). The company is requesting an increase of $73 million in the amount collected for ENEC, and a continuation of the current VMP rates, to take effect Sept. 1.

Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, today submitted Expanded Net Energy Cost (ENEC) and Vegetation Management Program (VMP) filings to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC). The company is requesting an increase of $73 million in the amount collected for ENEC, and a continuation of the current VMP rates, to take effect Sept. 1.


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