Nucor facility in Gallatin County, Kentucky (Nucor).
The Public Service Commission approved a request by Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power Companies to recover the cost of purchase and sales agreements for two renewable generation facilities. The PSC approval means that Appalachian and Wheeling will pass on the cost of a a 4.875 MW solar facility in Amherst County, Virginia, and a 204 MW wind project in Logan County, Illinois, to customers. Appalachian and Wheeling argued that the agreements were necessary because Nucor’s commitment to building in West Virginia requires that 20% of its energy sources come from renewables. The Nucor plant will be built in Mason County.
The two utility companies project that 400,000 megawatt hours per year from renewables will be needed to meet Nucor’s 20% requirement.
The Commission’s Consumer Advocate Group, West Virginia Energy Users Group and the West Virginia Coal Association were intervenors in the case.
Additional information on the PSC order is available on the Commission’s website www.psc.state.wv.us by referencing Case No 22-0044-E-PC.