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News | News Release Contact: Andy Farmer, (804) 371-9141
For Immediate Release: April 29, 2013
Listen SCC SETS SCHEDULE TO CONSIDER TWO APPALACHIAN POWER RATE REQUESTS

RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will hold hearings on August 28 and 29 to receive public testimony in two cases involving rate changes proposed by Appalachian Power Company (APCo).

The first request to be considered by the SCC in case PUE-2013-00009 is a rate increase proposed by APCo to recover approximately $11.8 million in costs for its Dresden Generating Plant, a 580-megawatt natural gas-fired generating plant located in Dresden, Ohio. The amount is above the already approved revenue requirement of approximately $26.1 million for the plant. Public comments are due on August 21, 2013. A public hearing in Richmond is scheduled for August 28, 2013, at 10 a.m.

In case PUE-2013-00010, the SCC will consider a request by APCo to recover approximately $38.5 million in costs associated with the installation of equipment to meet state and federal environmental requirements. Comments are due on August 22, 2013. A hearing in Richmond is scheduled for August 29, 2013, at 10 a.m. The hearings will be held in the SCC’s courtroom on the second floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street in downtown Richmond. Persons wishing to comment at the hearings should arrive early and notify the SCC bailiff.

Written comments on any of these requests may be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. Please refer to the proper case number.

Persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s website at http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link, find the correct case number, and hit the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for that specific case.

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Case PUE-2013-00009 – Appalachian Power Company – Petition for a revision of a rate adjustment clause with respect to the Dresden Generating Plant

Case PUE-2013-00010 – Appalachian Power Company – Petition for a rate adjustment clause to recover costs incurred in complying with state and federal environmental laws and regulations