Appalachian Power Rate Increase Today

Appalachian Power customers will start paying more for their power starting today. The State Corporation Commission has approved a new fuel rate requested by APCO.

The new fuel rate is 2.953 cents per kilowatt hour. The company says the average customer will see their monthly bill go up by about $7.50.

Appalachian Power says it needed to increase rates to accomodoate the rising costs of fuel.