Integrated Resource Planning order issued; utilities to issue plans by January
The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill in 2014 to require electric utilities to do integrated resource planning. Under H.B. 2803, WV electric companies will have to submit electric generation plans to the WV Public Service Commission that include consideration of energy efficiency. The bill represents an agreement reached between WV electric utilities and EEWV. The PSC will issued an order on integrated resource planning in March of 2015, requiring the electric utilities to make an IRP and suggesting that the companies consider the finalized rules for the EPA's Clean Power Plan in their planning.
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November 9, 2015 - Melissa Toothman - Energy efficiency discussed at forum as a potential solution to fuel the WV economy and create jobs in the Exponent Telegram
October 25, 2015 - Andrew Brown - Energy efficiency lacking in West Virginia in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
October 10, 2015 - Andrew Brown - Morrisey joins electricity demand brief before U.S. Supreme Court in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
September 1, 2015 - Sarah Tincher - FirstEnergy requests $75 million rate increase for vegetation management on WOWK 13 news.
August 8, 2015 - Jeremiah Shelor - Projections differ on CO2 rule's end cost to ratepayers in the Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram.
August 6, 2015 - Sarah Tincher - Industry, WV leaders assess EPA rule in the State Journal.
August 3, 2015 - Andrew Brown - Appalachian Power dismisses calls to reduce energy needs in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
August 3, 2015 - The Associated Press - Reactions to Obama's new power plant regulations in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch.
July 30, 2015 - Sarah Tincher- Friendly energy efficiency competition soon to become city-wide in Charleston in the State Journal.
July 30, 2015 - Beth Voorhees - East End Energy Efficiency Contest Names Winners via WV Public Broadcasting.
July 18, 2015 - Sarah Tincher- WV cities, residents tap into efficient resources in the State Journal.
June 12, 2015 - Emmett Pepper - What if you owned West Virginia? (Emmett Pepper) in The State Journal.
May 29, 2015 - Sarah Tincher - WV industries work together to promote energy efficiency in The State Journal.
May 26, 2015 - Sarah Tincher - WV PSC approves AEP rate increase in The State Journal.
April 12, 2015 - Anna Patrick - City to host workshop on green-friendly practices in The Charleston Gazette-Mail.
March 24, 2015 - Kentucky Energy Efficiency Bill a Bipartisan Achievement in The Courier Journal.
February 6, 2015 - David Bornstein
- Investing in Energy Efficiency Pays Off in The New York Times.
January 24, 2015 - Sarah Tincher - Unconventional benefits of energy efficiency in The State Journal.
January 21, 2015 - Ken Ward, Jr. - Debate highlights W.Va.’s inaction on energy diversity, efficiency in The Charleston Gazette.
December 30, 2014 - Wheeling Power acquires 50 percent of Mitchell Power Plant in $550 million agreement in The State Journal.
November 6, 2014 - Emmett Pepper: Consider sustainable design for Civic Center in The Charleston Daily Mail.
October 12, 2014 - Jeff Jenkins - PSC reviews Mitchell Power Plant settlement on MetroNews.
October 10, 2014 - Ken Ward, Jr. - Deal Reached in Mitchell Plant Transfer in The Charleston Gazette.
October 9, 2014 - Jeremiah Shelor - Harrison County to participate in state’s E3 program to reduce energy consumption in The Clarksburg Exponent Telegram.
September 23, 2014 - Paul J. Nyden - Jay not involved with Rockefeller Fund plan to divest from fossil fuels in The Charleston Gazette.
July 26, 2014 - Sarah Tincher - WV shows dim efforts in energy efficiency in The State Journal.
July 18, 2014 - Sarah Tincher - UPDATE: WVCAG tries to pump the brakes on AEP's Mitchell Plant acquisition in The State Journal.
July 13, 2014 - Jeremiah Shelor - More issues smolder over EPA power plan in The Clarksburg Exponent Telegram.
July 8, 2014 - Matt Murphy - Jones to propose fee increases in The Charleston Daily Mail.
June 25, 2014 - Editorial - Power companies need to stress energy efficiency in The Clarksburg Exponent Telegram.
June 22, 2014 - Jeremiah Shelor - Experts project increase in electric rates due to new Clean Power Plan in The Clarksburg Exponent Telegram.
June 12, 2014 - Sarah Tincher - AEP plant takeover garners criticism in The State Journal.
June 9, 2014 - Associated Press - Group Weighs in on APCo's Bid for W.Va. Power Plant on West Virginia Public Radio.
June 6, 2014 - Emmett Pepper - Energy efficiency can help meet new EPA rules in The Charleston Gazette.
June 2, 2014 - Sarah Tincher - Local leaders react to proposed EPA carbon cuts on WOWK TV.
May 25, 2014 - Caitlin Cook - Building to a new code in The Charleston Gazette-Mail.
May 19, 2014 - Charleston Area Alliance partners with e4 to drive down energy costs in The State Journal.
May 1, 2014 - Winners picked for Energy Efficiency competition in Charleston's East End in The State Journal.
May 1, 2014 - David Beard - Power Companies Seek Rate Hike in The Dominion Post.
April 25, 2014 - David Beard - Plant Sale Valid: High court affirms Mon Power deal in The Dominion Post.
April 24, 2014 - Alex Wiederspiel - WV Citizen Action Group Loses Appeal to Stop Sale of Harrison Power Station on WDTV.
April 24, 2014 - Linda Harris - Supreme Court denies Citizens Action Group's appeal of power station deal in The State Journal.
April 3, 2014 - Andrew Colegrove & the Associated Press - Ohio AEP Customers to Pay for Post Windstorm Fixes on WSAZ.
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