AEP receives approval from West Va. PSC to transfer Amos plant

American Electric Power (AEP) received approval Dec. 13 from the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (West Virginia PSC) to transfer the AEP Ohio-owned portion of John E. Amos Plant Unit 3 to Appalachian Power.

The West Virginia PSC deferred making a decision about the merger of Wheeling Power with Appalachian Power and the transfer of 50 percent of the 1,600-megawatt (MW) Mitchell Plant to Appalachian Power.

AEP expects the final approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by year end which will allow transfer of the 867 megawatts of Amos Plant Unit 3 to Appalachian Power and 50 percent of Mitchell Plant to Kentucky Power by Jan. 1