Felman rate plan faces stiff opposition

Nov 19, 2013 | 02:36 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  Felman Production, silicomanganese, West Virginia Public Service Commission, Appalachian Power, APCo, electricity rate, West Virginia Energy Users Group, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Felman Production LLC’s petition for a special electricity rate for its silicomanganese plant in New Haven, W.Va., is facing stiff opposition from energy supplier Appalachian Power (APCo) and the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC).

Letart, W.Va.-based Felman has petitioned the PSC for a special rate tied to a target margin that will be derived from independent indices related to the selling price of silicomanganese and raw material costs (amm.com, Sept. 3).

However, Felman’s proposed rate plan would have an adverse impact on other ratepayers in the state, according to APCo director of regulatory services Steven Ferguson.....





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