SCC Seeks Public Comments on Application of Appalachian Power Company to Decrease Its Fuel Factor


OCT 05, 2023

RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is offering time for members of the public to provide comments on an application by Appalachian Power Company to decrease its fuel factor for usage on and after November 1, 2023.

Appalachian Power’s application requests approval to recover the company's estimated Virginia jurisdictional fuel expenses of approximately $433,839,311 for the November 1, 2023, through October 31, 2024, fuel year, and its projected October 31, 2023, unrecovered fuel deferral balance of $273,125,395, subject to a mitigation proposal which would spread recovery of the unrecovered fuel deferral balance over two years.

For a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month, the average weighted monthly bill would decrease by $1.80, from $161.77 to $159.97, under the company’s proposal. The Commission has permitted the company to place the proposal into effect on an interim basis, subject to further modification, effective November 1, 2023.

The SCC has scheduled a public witness session to begin at 10 a.m. on January 17, 2024. Public witnesses intending to provide oral testimony must pre-register with the SCC by 5 p.m. on January 10, 2024. The hearing will be webcast at:

Public witnesses wishing to provide oral testimony may preregister in one of three ways:

  • Completing a public witness form for case number PUR-2023-00156 on the SCC’s website at:
  • Emailing the same form (PDF version on the same website as above) to
  • Calling the SCC at 804-371-9141 during normal business hours (8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and providing your name and the phone number you wish the Commission to call to reach you during the hearing.

A public evidentiary hearing will follow the public witness hearing at 10 a.m. on January 17, 2024, in the SCC’s second-floor courtroom at 1300 East Main Street in Richmond to receive testimony and evidence from the company, any respondents and the SCC staff.

For those who prefer, there is also an opportunity to provide comments in writing on the Appalachian Power application. Written comments may be submitted through the SCC’s website by January 10, 2024, at Simply go to the SCC website, select "Cases" and then "Submit Public Comments," and scroll down to case number PUR-2023-00156. Then click SUBMIT COMMENTS.

Comments can also be submitted by U.S. mail to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. All comments must refer to case number PUR-2023-00156.



Contact: Greg Weatherford, 804-371-9141

Case Number PUR-2023-00156 – Appalachian Power Company application to decrease its fuel factor