FirstEnergy campaign update: PSC agrees to public hearings

By Ben Delman on June 7, 2017

In a big win for West Virginia ratepayers, the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) announced it will hold a series of public hearings regarding Ohio-based FirstEnergy’s attempt to soak ratepayers by selling the Pleasants Power Station to its subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison. The PSC’s decision comes as the result of significant public pressure on the Commission to do the right thing and let the public’s voice be heard.

In its ruling regarding the hearings, the Commission cited letters it has received requesting that it schedule public hearings within Mon Power and Potomac Edison territory . The hearings will be held in the fall of 2017. Dates and locations are below.

PARKERSBURG: September 6, 6 p.m., Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 3rd and Avery Streets

MARTINSBURG: September 11, 7 p.m., City Building, Municipal Courtroom, 232 North Queen Street. First Floor.

 MORGANTOWN: September 12, 6 p.m., Monongalia County Judicial Center, Judge Tucker’s Courtroom. 75 High Street, Third Floor.

In addition to the hearings, you can submit public comment in writing to:

Ingrid Ferrell, Executive Secretary
WV Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 812
Charleston, WV 25323

All written comments should be marked with Case No. 17-0296-E-PC.

Public comments may also be submitted online at by clicking on “submit a comment” in the left column and following the directions provided.