Appalachian Power

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Virginia regulators have denied Walmart's request to buy electricity generated by someone other than the state's two largest electric monopolies, setting up a potential legislative brawl between heavyweight business interests.

Clean Virginia

State lawmakers are preparing to meet in Richmond next month, and various interest groups are gearing up to promote change.  Among them a non-profit called Clean Virginia.   The group will push for stronger regulations of monopoly utilities.

Freezing Rain Knocks Out Power to Many in Southwest Virginia

Nov 15, 2018
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Update: The number of Appalachian Power crews reduced outages  to under 25,000 by Friday morning, according to the company's website.

The utility has not yet estimated when all service will be restored.

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Lawmakers in Richmond are deep in a discussion about lifting a freeze on utility rates that has customers overpaying electric companies. But lawmakers are divided over what happens next.

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Lawmakers are talking energy regulation, although they’re not agreeing on much.