Will all energy efficiency programs at APCo / AEP end?

AEP’s Energy Efficiency Programs Are At Risk!

Appalachian Power and AEP’s West Virginia energy efficiency programs are at risk! These programs are critical to helping West Virginians take control of their energy bills. Contact the WV Public Service Commission (PSC) today to ask the Commissioners to keep and expand AEP’s energy efficiency programs!

Every two years, Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power (AEP) submit to the PSC for new energy efficiency programs. Typically, EEWV pushes AEP to do more with its energy efficiency programs. This time, on March 31, 2017, they submitted for their 2018-19 programs and actually made a fairly large proposed increase. Though we had some suggestions, it was a fairly good proposal and we did not have many criticisms. We mostly were focused on supporting AEP in its goal to have stronger participation by industrial customers and giving more opportunities to contractors to make energy efficiency upgrades.

On September 15, 2017, the other parties in AEP’s Energy Efficiency and Demand Response case submitted testimony. In a surprise move, the PSC staff submitted testimony from staff member Randy Short that recommended that AEP discontinue its energy efficiency programs. Staff based its proposal on calculations that did not adequately consider the benefits of energy efficiency programs, but over-valued the costs.

We need your help to protect energy efficiency in West Virginia! 

We will hand deliver petitions (the PSC doesn’t have an official email address) that you send at the following websitehttps://actionnetwork.org/petitions/save-aeps-ee

Your letters of support can help protect AEP’s energy efficiency programs.

Thank you,

Emmett Pepper
EEWV Executive Director
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