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SCC Seeks Public Comments on Appalachian Power’s 2024 Biennial Review of Rates 

APR 25, 2024

RICHMOND – The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is offering time for members of the public to give oral comments by telephone on Appalachian Power Company’s 2024 Biennial Review of Rates. In the review, the SCC will analyze the company’s base rates as well as the terms and conditions for the provision of generation, distribution, and transmission services. 

In its application, Appalachian Power requests to increase revenues by approximately $95 million, or 5.1 percent. The company states that the factors that contributed to its request include cost recovery for restoring service during major storms, increases in capital, material and labor costs, and rising interest rates. 

The overall impact of the company’s proposals would increase the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month by approximately $10.22, or 6 percent. 

The SCC has scheduled a public witness session to begin at 10 a.m. on September 9, 2024. Public witnesses intending to provide oral testimony must pre-register with the SCC by 5 p.m. on September 4, 2024. The hearing will be webcast at: scc.virginia.gov/pages/Webcasting.

Public witnesses wishing to provide oral testimony may pre-register in one of three ways: 

  • Completing a public witness form for case number PUR-2024-00024 on the SCC’s website at: scc.virginia.gov/pages/Webcasting 
  • E-mailing the same form (PDF version on the same website as above) to SCCInfo@scc.virginia.gov
  • Calling the SCC at 804-371-9141 during normal business hours (8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and providing your name and the phone number you wish the Commission to call to reach you during the hearing
  • To promote fairness for all public witnesses, each witness will be allotted five minutes to provide testimony. 

A public evidentiary hearing will follow the public witness hearing at 10 a.m. on September 10, 2024, in the SCC’s second floor courtroom at 1300 East Main Street in Richmond to receive testimony and evidence from the company, any respondents and the SCC staff.  

For those who prefer, there is also an opportunity to provide comments in writing on the Appalachian Power application. Written comments may be submitted through the SCC’s website by September 4, 2024, at scc.virginia.gov/casecomments/Submit-Public-Comments. Simply go to the SCC website, select "Cases" and then "Submit Public Comments," and scroll down to case number PUR-2024-00024. Then select SUBMIT COMMENTS. 

Comments can also be submitted by U.S. mail to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. All comments must refer to case number PUR-2024-00024. 


Contact: Andy Farmer, 804-371-9141

Case Number PUR-2024-00024 – Appalachian Power Company’s 2024 biennial review of rates, terms and conditions for the provision of generation, distribution, and transmission services 


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April Is Safe Digging Month, and the SCC Reminds Virginians to Dig with C.A.R.E.

APR 01, 2024

RICHMOND – April is National Safe Digging Month, and the State Corporation Commission’s Division of Utility and Railroad Safety (URS) is reminding all Virginians that digging with C.A.R.E. will help keep you safe and protect the Commonwealth’s underground utility infrastructure, communities, business districts and environment.

The steps to safe digging in Virginia are:

  • Contact VA811 before you dig.
  • Allow the required time for marking the utilities.
  • Respect and protect the marks.
  • Excavate carefully.

Whether you’re a professional contractor, do-it-yourselfer or homeowner, you have an important role in preventing damage to underground utilities. No matter how big or small the project, contacting VA811 to request the marking of underground utility lines before digging will help avoid physical injury, property damage, costly repairs, and service interruptions.

Contact VA811 by visiting va811.com, or calling 8-1-1 or 1-800-552-7001 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding legal state and national holidays. (Emergency notification service is available 24/7, 365 days a year.)

For more information about safe digging and demolition, contact URS at 804-371-9980 or visit the Damage Prevention page on the SCC website at scc.virginia.gov/pages/Damage-Prevention.


Contact: Jordan Bondurant, 804-371-9141

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