Appalachian Power filed a request to reduce the fuel factor billed to customers by about 24 percent. The utility filed the paperwork with the State Corporation Commission Thursday afternoon. If the request is approved, customers would see a seven percent decrease in their total bill, according to the utility.
The fuel factor is passed on to customers and varies depending on the cost of coal and other fuels used to generate electricity. Other utilities in Virginia have also decreased their fuel charges in recent months, due to drops in the cost of coal.
Appalachian Power still has a base rate increase request pending with the SCC. A decision on that request is expected in mid-July.
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