SCC Seeks Public Comments on Financial Review of Appalachian Power Rates


APR 14, 2023

RICHMOND – The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is offering time for members of the public to give oral comments by telephone on an application by Appalachian Power Company for a triennial review of the company’s rates, terms and conditions for the provision of generation, distribution and transmission services.

The overall impact of the Appalachian Power proposals would increase the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per month by approximately $25.03, or 15.9 percent. For low-income customers qualifying for the proposed basic service charge waiver, the company’s proposals would increase the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity per month by approximately $16.53 or 10.5 percent.

The SCC has scheduled a public witness session to begin at 10 a.m. on August 23, 2023. Public witnesses intending to provide oral testimony must pre-register with the SCC by 5 p.m. on August 17, 2023. The hearing will be webcast at:

Public witnesses wishing to provide oral testimony may pre-register in one of three ways:

  • Completing a public witness form for case number PUR-2023-00002 on the SCC’s website at:
  • E-mailing the same form (PDF version on the same website as above) to, or
  • 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.
  • To promote fairness for all public witnesses, each witness will be allotted five minutes to provide testimony.

A public evidentiary hearing will follow the public witness hearing at 9:30 a.m. on August 24, 2023, 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 August 17, 2023, at Simply go to the SCC website, select "Cases" and then "Submit Public Comments," and scroll down to case number PUR-2023-00002. 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-2023-00002.


Contact: Andy Farmer, 804-371-9141

Case Number PUR-2023-00002 – Application of Appalachian Power Company for a 2023 triennial review of base rates

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