PSC staff, consultants opposed to WV power line

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By Scott Finn 

Opponents of a proposed power line through West Virginia have gained a new ally – the staff of the state Public Service Commission. 

Allegheny Energy and its subsidiary, TrailCo, want the line to connect coal plants in West Virginia with the cities of the East Coast. The proposed line would run through Monongalia, Preston, Tucker, Grant, Hardy and Hampshire counties. 

But first, the company needs approval from the West Virginia Public Service Commission. The PSC asked its staff and two independent consultants to study the project. They all came to the same conclusion: the data doesn’t justify building a new power line. 

They’re telling the Public Service Commission to reject the proposed power line. That’s according to testimony posted last week on the PSC’s Web site. 

Opponents are thrilled. But Allegheny Energy says the fight is far from over.

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One Comment on “PSC staff, consultants opposed to WV power line”


  1. […] West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports good news, but notes the fight is far from over. Opponents of a proposed power line through West Virginia have gained a new ally – the staff of the state Public Service Commission. […]


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