Latest Appalachian Power Co. Stories

2008-10-09 03:00:24

By Courtney Cutright courtney.cutright @roanoke.com 981-3345 The red and green directional markers on Smith Mountain Lake that many boaters take for granted have muddied the waters for one lake- area agency. The Tri-County Lake Administrative Commission, which has been mandated by the U.S.

2008-10-04 03:00:10

One conclusion is clear in this year's drought-intensified dispute over water releases at Smith Mountain Lake: Appalachian Power Co. is right to look for a more flexible formula that can take into account historical trends and current conditions.

2008-09-05 03:00:25

By Jeff Sturgeon jeff.sturgeon@roanoke.com 981-3251 State regulators preparing to open hearings this month have received 2,000 comments on a proposal to raise electrical rates in Western Virginia.

2008-08-20 03:00:38

By Jeff Sturgeon jeff.sturgeon@roanoke.com 981-3251 Appalachian Power Co. sought approval Monday to build a new power line over Poor Mountain in Southwest Roanoke County, proposing it run alongside an existing one.

2008-08-17 18:00:46

Appalachian Power Co. plans to buy electricity from a wind farm that's being developed in Greenbrier County. Appalachian Power's parent, Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power, announced the 20-year purchase agreement with Beech Ridge Energy LLC on Thursday.

2008-08-15 00:00:34

By GEORGE HOHMANN Appalachian Power Co., which has been focused throughout its 102 years on generating electricity with coal, today announced its first- ever deal to purchase power generated by a West Virginia wind farm.

2008-08-14 09:01:02

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Pat D. Hemlepp, Director, Corporate Media Relations, +1- 614-716-1620, or Julie Sherwood, Director, Investor Relations, +1- 614-716-2663 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) subsidiary Appalachian Power Co.

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Courtney Cutright, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 31--Lack of rain in the region prompted officials from Appalachian Power Co. to decrease the flow from the two-dam Smith Mountain project this week in an effort to raise the water level at Smith Mountain Lake -- hopefully by a foot or more.

2008-07-22 03:00:34

By Jeff Sturgeon jeff.sturgeon@roanoke.com 981-3251 The big one, at least in terms of electrical prices, may be about to hit. Appalachian Power Co. on Friday asked state regulators for a nearly 12-percent increase in electric bills Sept. 1 to cover skyrocketing coal costs.

2008-07-19 03:00:31

By Greg Edwards, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 19--Customers of Appalachian Power Co. could face a nearly 12 percent increase in their bills beginning Sept. 1 if regulators approve a requested rate change. The utility says the cost of coal at its plants is rising sharply.

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