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Storm damage cost could raise APCo rates

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Utility experts and watchdogs say repair costs could be passed to consumers.

By Landmark News Service

It’s too soon to calculate the costs of restoring electricity to customers of Appalachian Power Co. who were left in the dark by last month’s ferocious windstorm.
The bill might come next year, in the form of a rate increase.
An APCo spokeswoman declined to say last week whether the utility will pass the costs of power line repair along to its customers through higher monthly bills.


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