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Electricity rate hikes expected

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Another year, another increase — just a couple of weeks after announcing a reduced rate, APCo says increases are on the way.

By Landmark News Service

The new president of Appalachian Power Co. told a group of regional leaders recently that while electricity rates have recently dipped, rate increases are on the horizon as the utility faces the costs of meeting environmental regulations.
Charles Patton, who was named president and chief operating officer in the summer, said Appalachian will file a new rate application with the State Corporation Commission by March 31 but it was too soon to discuss details.


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