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AEP seeks yet another rate hike from the Public Service Commission

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There’s yet another proposed rate increase from Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power before the state Public Service Commission.

The company filed the request Friday to update its current Environmental Compliance Surcharge. The company said the increase would allow them to keep the John Amos, Mountaineer, and Mitchell Power plants in compliance with Federal EPA regulations thorough at least 2040.

The request is for a $37.2 Million increase. If allowed, it would increase the average monthly power bill by $2.84.

The Pubic Service Commission last month approved a rate increase request of $88.8 Million for the companies’ Expanded Net Energy Cost revenue requirements through 2024. That increase was to offset the increased costs for coal and natural gas used for power generation.

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