US Utility ‘Appalachian Power’ Files for 500 Megawatt Clean Energy Plan

Power & Energy

The Appalachian Power, a US Utility has been seeking approval for the around 500 megawatt of the clean energy for the next three years as part of the company’s long-range plan for meeting the targets of the renewable energy that had been established by the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA).

According to the plant of company filed with the State Corporation Commission (SCC) of Virginia, the Appalachian Power, which has been a part of the American Electric Power, is now looking for the acquisition of the 294 megawatt of solar energy and 204 megawatt of the wind energy.

This plan has been the second update of the company since the VCEA has become a law in the state, and the company has also been intending to meet its targets of VCEA through the investments in the energy storage, solar energy, wind energy and also purchasing the market renewable energy certificates.

In the filing, the Appalachian Power has been seeking the permissions for recovering the costs that have been associated with the purchase of the facility, and the company has also been seeking the permission for recovering the costs that are associated with the purchase of the two projects of solar energy including a 4.9 megawatt plant in the region of Amherst County in Virginia and a 50 megawatt plant in the Berkeley County located in West Virginia.

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The short-term plans of the company has also been including the purchase of a 150 megawatt solar energy facility based in the Pittsylvania County in Virginia.


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