Appalachian Power will host an open house April 29 at Cloverdale Elementary School to answer questions about a major construction project starting soon in Botetourt County. The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) on January 24 approved the company's request to complete a $237 million electric transmission infrastructure upgrade in and near the existing Cloverdale Substation.Construction work will begin in June 2014 and continue into 2017.
Appalachian Power today announced a project to improve the electric transmission system in and around Fayette County, W.Va. Work associated with the project will address voltage, thermal, and reliability issues identified by PJM, an independent regional transmission operator.
Appalachian Power submitted filings March 31 with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) that will hold steady the company's base rate for the next two years. The company also asked to lower customer rates in a separate rate adjustment clause (RAC) filing.
Beginning on or about June 1, Appalachian Power will maintain the rights of way for some power lines in West Virginia by applying herbicides by helicopter.
The revised Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for Appalachian Power's Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in Virginia is now available in its entirety online. Property owners, businesses, contractors and other interested parties can find the SMP at www.smithmtn.com . There are additional ways to get the information.
The Public Service Commission of West Virginia today approved a new vegetation management program for Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power. The new program will move tree trimming and other vegetation management to a four-year cycle.
Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, today submitted its annual Expanded Net Energy Cost (ENEC) filing to the W.Va. Public Service Commission (PSC) for reimbursement of past and ongoing costs of fuel (primarily coal) and purchased power. In addition, the companies filed a proposal for Wheeling Power to acquire an undivided 50 percent of the Mitchell Plant from AEP Generation Resources to meet the capacity and energy obligation to serve Wheeling Power customers
Appalachian Power is working to strategically stage employees and contractors in preparation for winter weather that meteorologists forecast could blanket the area with ½-inch of ice and up to 8 inches of snow by Monday.
With meteorologists forecasting the accumulation of up to a ½-inch of ice Sunday into Monday, Appalachian Power is encouraging its customers to prepare for a potential power outage should ice hit the area this weekend as predicted.
Appalachian Power is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of West Virginia, Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity and a partner family to build an energy-efficient home using Energy Star standards and products. The house will be built this fall with Appalachian Power employees, Habitat volunteers and partner families.
With forecasts of more than a foot of snow to hit parts of its Virginia service territory by Thursday, Appalachian Power on Wednesday moved nearly 100 contractors and employees into areas expected to experience the most severe effects of the winter storm.
Appalachian Power today announced a planned $50 million upgrade to the electric transmission infrastructure that serves western Virginia. The project in Tazewell and Buchanan counties will ensure adequate and reliable local electric service and provide for economic growth. Appalachian expects to complete the project in 2017.
Appalachian Power today announced a planned $80 million upgrade to the electric transmission infrastructure that serves southern West Virginia. The project in McDowell County will ensure adequate and reliable local electric service and provide for economic growth. Appalachian expects to complete the project in 2017.
Small business owners who are customers of Appalachian Power in West Virginia are the latest targets of scam artists seeking to extort cash. The scam, which instructs customers to purchase prepaid debit cards, such as a Vanilla or Green Dot, has been used in other states.
As another arctic deep freeze makes its way across Appalachian Power's three-state service territory, customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee are being asked to join in regional efforts to conserve electricity use on Tuesday.
With persistent frigid temperatures this winter, coupled with another dose of arctic air blasting the region this week, Appalachian Power is urging customers to plan for the possibility of higher electric bills.
The W.Va. Public Service Commission has approved a plan to upgrade transmission facilities in the Kanawha Valley requested by an affiliate of Appalachian Power. AEP West Virginia Transmission Company, Inc., sought approval of the plan in filings made last year.
With forecasters predicting a winter storm to blanket the service territory with up to 6 inches of snow and bring single-digit temperatures beginning Tuesday, Appalachian Power is preparing for heavy electricity demand.
Appalachian Power customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee set an unofficial all-time peak demand of 8,410 megawatts (MW) at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. Arctic cold weather across the company's entire service area helped push electricity consumption past the previous record of 8,308 MW set on Jan. 16, 2009.
As arctic air and frigid temperatures drive demand for electricity, the energy grid operator that serves the Mid-Atlantic region on Tuesday asked Appalachian Power and its customers to help out by conserving energy.
Appalachian Power is encouraging its customers to prepare for power outages as gusty winds and arctic air not seen in the region in years sends temperatures and wind chills below zero.