CHARLESTON – State regulators are encouraging public comments through January on a $207.4 million rate increase proposal filed by Monongahela Power Co. and The Potomac Edison Co.
The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has set aside three days for hearings on the companies’ proposed 15 percent increase in residential rates, commonly called base rates. The evidentiary hearing starts at 9:30 a.m. January 24 at the PSC headquarters at 201 Brooks St., Charleston. The case was filed May 31, 2023.
Those public comments can be filed by email on the Commission’s website, or they may be mailed to the PSC. Be sure to reference Case No. 23-0460-E-42T in your comments. Written comments should be addressed to Karen Buckley, executive secretary, 201 Brooks St., Charleston, WV, 25323.
“We encourage and actively seek comments from those affected by any rate increase pending before the Commission,” PSC Chairman Charlotte R. Lane said. “But these larger cases seem to attract more notice than smaller cases.”
If approved by the Commission, the average retail customer would see an increase of $18.07 in monthly rates, while the overall rate increase being sought by the companies is 13 percent.
More information on this case can be found on the PSC website: www.psc.state.wv.us. Click on “Case Information” and access Case No. 23-0460-E-42T.