Public Service Commission sets calendar for FirstEnergy hearings

By Ben Delman on May 4, 2017

Last week, the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) released a schedule of proceedings for Ohio-based FirstEnergy’s effort to soak ratepayers by selling the Pleasants Power Station to its subsidiary, Mon Power. The proceeding operates similar to a legal trial. FirstEnergy and WV SUN will have an opportunity to submit testimony and evidence as well as cross-examine witnesses.

The PSC has set three days for evidentiary hearings to take place September 26-28 in Charleston. West Virginians for Energy Freedom will advocate that the PSC schedule multiple public hearings in both Mon Power and Potomac Edison service territories over the summer.

West Virginians for Energy Freedom continues to hold public meetings around Mon Power territory to explain why the proposed sale of the Pleasants Plant would hurt ratepayers. It would lock Mon Power customers into paying the costs for FirstEnergy’s unprofitable power plant.

A full proceeding schedule is below.

Direct Testimony of Other Parties, Including Rebuttal Testimony of Other Parties to Companies’ Direct Testimony

August 25

Last Day to Serve Discovery Requests

September 6

Rebuttal Testimony of Companies to the Direct Testimony of Other Parties and Rebuttal Testimony of Other Parties to the Direct Testimony Filed on August 25, with Work Papers

September 18

Agreed Order of Witnesses

September 22

Evidentiary Hearing

September 26-28

Initial Briefs

October 12

Reply Briefs

October 19