Decemeber 28, 2011

posted Dec 28, 2011, 10:46 AM by Molly McLaughlin
On Thursday Dec. 22 we filed our final brief in the Mon Power/Potomac Edison case # 11-0452, which began last March when FirstEnergy filed their badly flawed plan for energy efficiency. Here is a link to the press release that describes the case and a link to our legal brief.

Over these past weeks we have had several opportunities to discuss the issues with the PSC staff and Consumer Advocate, and we have participated in several "settlement talks" with the company and other parties, which basically went nowhere. FirstEnergy is clearly the most resistant company we have encountered to the idea of saving customers energy and money. Along the way, we have cemented some very good relations with experts from inside and outside West Virginia. We are grateful to faculty and students at WVU Law School, who have helped with research and review of legal arguments. 

Thanks also to Cathy Kunkel, Dan Sawmiller (Ohio utility analyst), John Manchester (Lewisburg Mayor), and Allen Cook, Upshur County Seniors, who all testified in this case. Also thanks to the many folks who filed comments with the PSC in support of a stronger plan. Finally, thanks to Mary Anne Maul and Gary Zuckett at WV-CAG who handled our financial and legal obligations.
Molly McLaughlin,
Dec 28, 2011, 10:46 AM