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Appalachian Power provides online video collection to local schools

Appalachian Power is celebrating Read to Me Day with a new video added to their read aloud collection on YouTube. The 2021 book selection, Someone Builds the Dream, by Lisa Wheeler, is read by Appalachian Power's Vice President of Distribution Aaron Walker. All 450-plus elementary schools in the company's service territory received a copy of the book and access to the video collection.

Appalachian Power is celebrating Read to Me Day with a new video added to their read aloud collection on YouTube. The 2021 book selection, Someone Builds the Dream, by Lisa Wheeler, is read by Appalachian Power's Vice President of Distribution Aaron Walker. All 450-plus elementary schools in the company's service territory received a copy of the book and access to the video collection.


Appalachian Power files rate case with new programs for Tennessee customers

Kingsport Power, doing business in Tennessee as AEP Appalachian Power, filed an application with the Tennessee Public Utility Commission that would raise residential customer rates by approximately 6.8 percent and provide customers with new options and benefits.    

Kingsport Power, doing business in Tennessee as AEP Appalachian Power, filed an application with the Tennessee Public Utility Commission that would raise residential customer rates by approximately 6.8 percent and provide customers with new options and benefits.    


Appalachian Power awards $2 million in grants for electric school buses

To date, the company has awarded $2.1 million in grants to five school systems across southwest and central Virginia toward the purchase of nine energy efficient buses.

To date, the company has awarded $2.1 million in grants to five school systems across southwest and central Virginia toward the purchase of nine energy efficient buses.


Appalachian Power adds 20 MW of solar power to its Virginia energy supply

The company expanded its renewables portfolio with the addition of 20 megawatts (MW) of solar power with plans to incorporate more solar to its energy supply later this year.

The company expanded its renewables portfolio with the addition of 20 megawatts (MW) of solar power with plans to incorporate more solar to its energy supply later this year.


Appalachian Power plays role in attracting new manufacturing jobs and investment to Southwest Virginia

The company's investment in Wythe County's Progress Park is among the infrastructure upgrades and commitment credited with bringing new jobs and millions in investment to the region.

The company's investment in Wythe County's Progress Park is among the infrastructure upgrades and commitment credited with bringing new jobs and millions in investment to the region.


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.


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