The West Virginia Public Service Commission wrapped up its investigation into local utility rates.
This after many utility companies, including AEP, have asked for rate hikes, despite receiving big savings from the president’s tax cuts.
Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper asked PSC to intervene early last month after receiving dozens of complaints from locals about high rates and unexplained outages.
“In this case with the power company alone, its well over 200 million dollars,” explained Carper.
“They come up with all these new things that they’re gonna do for us but it is simple,” Carper added. “I testified to the Public Service Commission to just gorge this from them, give you your money back and deal with rate creases as they come.”