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PSC approves settlement on AEP's energy efficiency programs

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power customers will continue to have access to energy efficiency and demand-response programs but spending will be reduced while benefits are modified, according to a settlement approved by Public Service Commission of West Virginia on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The settlement reduced the programs to $3.225 million annually, from the proposed $9.1 million. The programs retained in the settlement relate to low-income families hit hardest by recent rate increases.

“We’re encouraged by the settlement since the programs weren’t cut completely,” said Emmett Pepper, executive director of Energy Efficient West Virginia, one of the parties in the PSC case. “The spending reduction, however, is disappointing since fully funded EE programs give consumers – especially families and small businesses on tight budgets – more control over energy bills, create jobs that spur economic growth, and improve the health of both people and buildings.”


EEWV 2018 report

Energy Efficient West Virginia is pleased to present a look at our milestones and activities for 2018. It was a year of growth and change. We anticipate 2019 being even more successful. Thanks to our members and advisory committee for their support.

Click here to download a copy of the report. Got a question? Email info@eewv.org.

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EEWV member donates LED lighting to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

EWVCTC light donation from EEWV member
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield expects to reduce utility consumption by 40% thanks to a donation of LED bulbs from ZLED Lighting, a member of Energy Efficient West Virginia.

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (EWVCTC) recently installed the quad-pin LED bulbs designed specifically for a type of fixture commonly found in schools, hotels, and office buildings. “By replacing the 32-watt inefficient, mercury-filled fluorescent bulb with a more attractive 14-watt LED, Eastern should see its electricity bill decrease by almost half,” said Xavier Walter (center in photo), Outreach and Development Director of Energy Efficient West Virginia (EEWV). Walter helped facilitate the donation from ZLED Lighting, based in Mount Laurel, NJ.

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Energy efficient home improvements
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and make her home healthier, safer,
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Jennifer Wilkerson moved to West Virginia to start a handicapped-accessible permaculture homestead. With the responsibility of raising twin six-year-old girls and a son in a power chair with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Jennifer knew she had to make the best choices about where to spend her money on the new house.

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Electricity Rates in West Virginia

Electric bills went up dramatically from 2007-2011 and have remained high ever since. Something needs to be done! Read our website to learn more and contact us with any questions.
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Appalachian Voices Energy Savings Action Center

Check out the Energy Savings Action Centerby Appalachian Voices -- an online tool promoting home energy efficiency, including information about utility programs, businesses that provide energy efficiency services, and tips for simple home energy improvements.

Contact xavier@eewv.org for more information.

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Energy Efficiency Assessments
for commercial business, local governments, and schools 

Find out about free or reduced cost energy assessments that will help your business or building meet your energy management goals.

Residential Energy Efficiency: Tips for Saving Energy in Your Home

Feb. 7, 2018: 
Jesse Mancini, Parkersburg News-Sentinel - 
Company: Pleasants Power Station deal off 

Jan. 12, 2018: Max Garland, Charleston Gazette-Mail FERC denies Pleasants Power Station transfer

Dec. 27, 2017: Max Garland, Charleston Gazette-Mail - Appalachian Power files settlement to keep energy efficiency programs active

Dec. 11, 2017 - Dan Heyman, Public News Service - Energy Efficiency Program Likely to Survive Regulatory Challenge

Dec. 1, 2017 - Adranisha Stephens - Martinsburg Journal - Schools in Berkeley County receive 100 percent energy rating (Member news)

Nov. 5, 2017 - Max Garland, Charleston Gazette-Mail - PSC staffer proposes putting AEP energy efficiency program on hiatus

Oct. 19, 2017 - Dan Heyman, Public News Service - Pleasants Power Station Sale Dubbed "Corporate Welfare"

Sept. 11, 2017 - Alex Wiederspiel, WV Metro News - PSC to hear third time from public on Pleasants Power Station purchase

March 7, 2017 - Jim Ross, The State Journal - First Energy Files for Pleasants Power Station Transfer

Jan. 3, 2017 - Austin Weiford, The (Clarksburg) Exponent-Telegram - Mon Power customers will see increase in bill of about 1.9 percent

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