Mon Power and Potomac Edison, subsidiaries of electric utility FirstEnergy, have received approval from the West Virginia Public Service Commission to construct three solar projects within the state.
Expanding Solar Infrastructure in West Virginia
FirstEnergy’s subsidiaries are set to develop a total of five solar sites in West Virginia. They will seek approval for the remaining two projects as soon as they secure enough subscriptions from customers who are willing to purchase the energy generated by these sites.
Construction Surcharges Approved
The Public Service Commission has also granted approval for the construction surcharge requested by Mon Power and Potomac Edison. This surcharge amount is about a third of what was initially proposed.
Impact on Residential Customers
Starting in 2024, the average residential customer consuming 1,000 kilowatt hours per month can expect to pay an additional 14 cents each month, according to FirstEnergy. This surcharge is expected to remain unchanged for 2025 and then decrease to 11 cents per month in 2026. It’s important to note that all Mon Power and Potomac Edison residential customers will be subject to this surcharge.