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Appalachian Power and a sister company are asking state regulators to approve a $237 million upgrade in Botetourt County. The utility and AEP Appalachian Transmission Company filed a joint request Thursday with the Virginia State Corporation...
Appalachian Power is filing for rate changes that may increase electricity costs for homeowners in Virginia by about 1.5 percent as early as next year if approved. The company reportedly filed for the rate changes on Friday in order to address...
Water levels released from Appalachian Power’s Smith Mountain Project have returned to normal following lower-than-normal levels being released for about a month. According to a news release from Appalachian Power, water releases from the Smith...
According to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded. Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
WDBJ7 ReporterA Southern Virginia power company claims more electricity is being stolen now that ever before. That could mean higher utility bills later this year. Danville Utilities noticed the increase in power meter tampering last year with help from the...
In our Election 2012 coverage, we focus on the 9th Congressional District. It is located in the southwestern portion of the state and it includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd and Craig Counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke Counties. Incumbent 9th...
WDBJ7 ReporterPower will be restored before the cable is back on. That's the message Comcast in Danville is sending its customers. Last Friday's strong winds knocked over a large tree on West Main Street smashing a car, tearing up the sidewalk and ripping down power...
Appalachian Power has asked the Virginia State Corporation Commission for the OK to increase your bill. Appalachian Power says it is "seeking to increase the fuel factor component" of rates because of higher fuel costs. Appalachian Power says the...
It's a complicated issue that has a big impact on people's lives. Electric Rates are going up in hometowns that are served by Appalachian Power. So why will electricty cost you more? It's a question Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is answering this...
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Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is hosting three town hall meetings in southwest Virginia next week. Officials say Cuccinelli is expected to discuss electricity rates and what factors drive the prices that consumers pay for electricity. He also will...
NEWS7 Associate ProducerThe electricity that's probably keeping your house warm right now will start costing you more very soon. Tuesday, the State Corporation Commission approved another rate increase for Appalachian Power Company. You may recall, last month the Commission...
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