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Solar Advocacy: Say NO to higher electric bills

No more ratepayer subsidies for monopoly utilities!

What is happening

Last August, the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) accepted American Electric Power’s (AEP) proposal to raise rates (again) to keep the Mitchell Plant open through 2040. The commission made this decision under an assumption. The assumption was that Kentucky and Virginia would pay part of the cost. Both states have decided not to. Now, West Virginia would be on the hook for the whole thing, alone. AEP has asked the Public Service companies to allow it to transfer ownership of the plant.
 
This means West Virginians would be on the hook for the entire cost of the plant. AEP has not said how much this would cost us.
 
In the coming months, analysis is needed. This will show whether West Virginia needs the added energy capacity the additional half of the Mitchell Plant would provide. West Virginians deserve to know if the added capacity is actually needed. And, we need to know how much it will cost us.
 
West Virginia families have bailed out AEP several times already.
 
AEP’s West Virginia customers have seen rates increase 150% since 2006.
 
The decision must be based on a new assessment of cost and need.
 
Please join us in asking the  PSC to step back to determine if AEP’s request is in the best interest of West Virginia families.
Take action!

Say NO to higher electric bills for an old, expensive coal plant! Tell the PSC not to spend more of our hard-earned money on old, expensive power plants, and to instead invest in modern clean energy development.