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AEP rates going up in July

If you pay Appalachian Power for residential power, your bill is about to go up. The monthly bill for a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours will increase by $11.52, or about 11 percent, effective July 1, 2021. In March, Appalachian Power filed a request with the Virginia State Corporation Commission, asking to raise its residential rate to recover the rising cost of electric transmission. That request was approved May 18. Appalachian Power says this is the first rate change sought by the company since 2017 for transmission infrastructure improvements.