RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has
approved a request by Appalachian Power Company (APCo) to recover $48.6 million
in increased costs associated with electric transmission services provided to the
The rate adjustment, called a Transmission Rate Adjustment Clause or T-RAC on customer
bills, will become effective in May. The new charge will increase the monthly bill
of a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity by approximately
$3.88 or 3.5 percent.
In a December 18, 2013, application, APCo requested an increase of $49.9 million.
Following an investigation by the Commission’s staff, the company and staff agreed
to a lower revenue requirement for the transmission costs of $48.6 million.
Under Virginia law, utilities may seek SCC approval to recover, through a rate adjustment
clause, certain costs for transmission services provided by a regional transmission
Case Number PUE-2013-00111