Notice of Hearing: Mitchell Power Plant Settlement

CASE NO. 19-0564-E-T

APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY and

WHEELING POWER COMPANY,

public utilities.

 

Tariff filing to reflect a surcharge to increase

current rates –  Mitchell Settlement

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

On June 7, 2019, Appalachian Power Company (APCo) and Wheeling Power Company (WPCo) (collectively Companies) submitted a tariff filing with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (Commission) reflecting a surcharge to increase current rates, effective January 1, 2020, as approved by the Commission in Case No. 14-0546-E-C. The Companies’ tariff filing is on file and available for public inspection at the Commission offices at 201 Brooks Street, in Charleston, West Virginia, and may be viewed on the Commission website, www.psc.state.wv.us. This tariff filing is designated Case No. 19-0564-E-T.

The Companies state that the purpose of the tariff filing is to reflect a surcharge to increase current rates arising from WPCo’s acquisition of one-half of the ownership of certain assets of the Mitchell Power Plant and associated facilities in Moundsville, West Virginia, which acquisition was approved by the Commission in 2014. At the time of the acquisition, the Companies were permitted to reflect 82.5{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} of the costs associated with WPCo’s Mitchell interest in rates. As approved by the Commission, 100{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} of the costs associated with WPCo’s Mitchell interest would be reflected in rates on or after January 1, 2020. Case No. 19-0564-E-T is the Companies’ filing to collect the 17.5{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} portion of the Mitchell costs needed to reflect, in rates, 100{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} of the costs associated with WCPo’s Mitchell interest.

Public notice regarding the rate impact and right to protest and intervene was provided in a Notice of Filing published after August 30, 2019.

The Commission will conduct a hearing in this matter to begin 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in the Howard M. Cunningham Hearing Room, Public Service Commission, 201 Brooks Street, Charleston