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News | News Release Contact: Andy Farmer, (804) 371-9141
For Immediate Release: October 01, 2018

RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will hold a hearing in February to receive public testimony on a fuel rate increase requested by Appalachian Power Company (APCo). The fuel rate is the portion of the electric bill that pays for the cost of fuel used to generate electricity and power purchased from other utilities and power producers.

The revised fuel rate of 2.547 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will be placed into effect on an interim basis beginning on November 1, 2018. If permanently approved by the SCC, the fuel factor adjustment increases by $3.78 the typical monthly residential bill for an APCo customer using 1,000 kWh.

Written public comments are due by February 7, 2019. A public hearing in Richmond is scheduled for February 14, 2019, at 10 a.m.

The hearing will be held in the SCC’s courtroom on the second floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street in downtown Richmond. Persons wishing to comment at the hearings should arrive early and notify the SCC bailiff.

Written comments may be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. Please refer to case number PUR-2018-00153.

Persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s website at Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link, find the correct case number, and hit the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for that specific case.


Case Number PUR-2018-00153 Appalachian Power fuel rate request