Appalachian Power bills to rise in September

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Public Service Commission has approved a request from Appalachian Power to add an infrastructure surcharge to customer bills.

News outlets report that means customers will begin seeing a 6% increase on their monthly bills in September. Officials said as part of the approval, Appalachian Power accepted a three-year moratorium that prohibits it from seeking any new base rate increases until at least June 30, 2024.

The Public Service Commission says Appalachian Power originally requested $48.2 million to cover rate base increases, but the commission reduced that amount to $44.2 million.

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