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American Electric Power (AEP) is asking the West Virginia Public Service Commission to raise your electric rates, again. They want the ability to charge you an amount that’s yet to be determined.
They want to use this money to transfer full ownership of the Mitchell Plant and keep it running. We don’t even know if West Virginia needs the electricity the plant would produce. To avoid another unfair increase to your monthly bill, you must…
Protect yourself from high energy bills
Last August, the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) accepted American Electric Power’s (AEP) proposal to raise our 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 decided not to.
Now, West Virginia would be on the hook for the whole thing, alone. AEP has asked the Public Service Commission to allow it to transfer ownership of the plant. This would put AEP customers, like you, on the hook for the entire cost of the plant.
AEP has not said how much this would cost us.
By submitting a comment to the PSC, you can help save your friends, family, and neighbors, who already suffer from high, ever-increasing utility bills. These energy burdens continue to harm working families — like yours. Before ratepayers take on the added costs that come with AEP’s request, we deserve to know if this electricity is needed. Or, is AEP unfairly raising rates?
Now is the time for us to join together and stand up for our energy rights. Urge the Public Service Commission to protect our energy bills from an unfair increase.