Electric rates

Solar panels arriving in Fayette County.
Colleen Laffey

For the first time in the United States, renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydropower generated more electricity than coal, a trend the federal U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts will continue. 


Jessica Lilly

The Public Service Commission is hosting meetings across the state as American Electric Power asks to raise electric rates on customers. Wednesday they heard from folks in McDowell County, many of which, oppose the rate increase. On Thursday they were in Mercer County.

Folks at the meeting expressed concerns about:

Public Hearings to be Held in First Energy Rate Case

Sep 24, 2014

The Public Service Commission has scheduled six public comment hearings in the pending Mon Power and Potomac Edison Rate Case.  These power companies are a part of First Energy. First Energy has requested a $95.7 million or 9.3 percent increase of rates and charges for their West Virginia customers.

Those hearings will be held:

·       October 1, 2014, 1:00 pm, at the Days Inn Convention Center, Flatwoods


·       October 1, 2014, 6:00 pm, at the Days Inn Convention Center, Flatwoods