West Virginia Citizen Action Group is appealing the Public Service Commission's decision to allow Mon Power and Potomac Edison to purchase the Harrison power plant.
JULY 30, 2013
Mountain State Maneuver:AEP and FirstEnergy try to stickratepayers with risky coal plants
by Cathy Kunkel and
Published by the Institute for Energy
Economics and Financial Analysis
Tell the PSC that purchasing portions of John Amos and Mitchell Plant will be a $1.2 billion dollar bill that Appalachian Power Customers can't afford.
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Updates & Events
4/26/13: West Virginia Citizen Action Group filed expert testimony (here and here) opposing Mon Power and Potomac Edison's plan to purchase the Harrison power plant, arguing that the plan is risky, expensive, and not in the public interest.
Energy Efficiency in the News
December 7, 2013 - WVU Parkersburg Public Relations Students to Host Energy Efficiency Expo Dec. 7. on WVUP student affairs website.
November 11, 2013 - Editorial Report highlights steps state can take to improve energy efficiency in the Huntington Register Herald
November 6, 2013 - Ken Ward Jr. W. Va. makes strides, but still ranked low on energy efficiency in the WV Gazette
November 6, 2013 - Jim Ross - Citizen Action Group Appeals Harrison Power Plant Sale in the WV State Journal
November 6, 2013 - Associated Press - Citizen Action Group Appeals Ruling on Harrison Plant Deal in the Daily Mail
November 6, 2013 - Ken Ward Jr - FirstEnergy Case Appealed to Supreme Court in WV Gazette.
November 2, 2013 - Warren E. Stewart - Op. Ed. Lets hope consumer advocate does just that in the WV Gazette.
October 9, 2013 - Ken Ward Jr. MonPower accepts PSC plant sale conditions in the WV Gazette.
October 8, 2013 -Ken Ward Jr. Group to appeal PSC decision on Harrison Plant in the WV Gazette.
September 13, 2013 - Jeff Jenkins, Mon Power says it needs to know soon on Harrison Power Station, in WV Metro News.
September 11, 2013 - Ken Ward Jr., Buying power cheaper than power plant, group says, in the Sunday WV Gazette.
August 27, 2013 - Ken Ward Jr., PSC seeks hearing on Harrison plant deal, in the WV Gazette
August 26, 2013 - Ken Ward Jr., Harrison plant costs too high, consumer group says, in the WV Gazette
August 21, 2013 - FirstEnergy Harrison Settlement Not in the Public Interest - Keryn Newman Stop Path WV Blog
August 21, 2013 - FirstEnergy Settlement - Smoke and Mirrors - Bill Howley, The Power Line
August 21, 2013 - Jim Ross - FirstEnergy reaches settlement in asset transfer case in the State Journal.
August 22, 2013 - Dan Heyman Harrison Power Plant Deal Still 'Not Good' for Ratepayers. Public News Service West Virginia
August 21, 2013 - Ken Ward Jr. Deal reached (mostly) in Harrison Plant Case in Coal Tattoo, Charleston Gazette.
August 21, 2013 - Ken Ward Jr. FirstEnergy says it has deal on Harrison County plant in the Charleston Gazette.
August 8, 2013 - Walton Shepherd West Virginia Needs to Rethink its Energy letter to the editor in the Daily Mail.
July 31, 2013 - Pam Kasey Virginia Commission rejects APCo purchase of Mitchell plant in the State Journal
July 31, 2013 - Editorial: Energy efficient consumers should not have to pay surcharge. in Clarksburg Exponent -Telegram.
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