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Appalachian Power customers will see 11% increase in monthly bills

Updated: May 20

If you are an Appalachian Power customer, your bill is about to go up.


Starting in July, the monthly bill for residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt-hours will increase by $11.52 or about 11 percent.


In March, AEP filed a request with the Virginia State Corporation Commission to raise rates to cover transmission costs.


That request was approved on Tuesday.


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Appalachian Power customers could see an 11% increase in their monthly bill starting in July.


Last week, Appalachian Power filed a request with the Virginia State Corporation Commission seeking recovery of electric transmission costs.


If approved by the commission, the change will increase the monthly bill for residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt-hours by $11.52 or roughly 11%.


The rate change is the first sought by the company since 2017 for transmission infrastructure improvements.


AEP says it is making significant investments in transmission infrastructure to improve grid reliability and accommodate the anticipated growth in renewable generation.

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