West Virginia Schools Cut Energy Use By 78% in One Year

West Virginia Schools Cut Energy Use By 78% in One Year

An energy-management project for schools in Berkeley County, West Virginia, that began in June 2016 produced a net 78% reduction in energy use to date, according to the school district. Working with the firm CMTA Consulting Engineers, Berkeley County Schools’s $28.3 million project has also … Read more…

West Virginia: Rate Hikes, Lack of Efficiency Programs

West Virginia: Rate Hikes, Lack of Efficiency Programs

Commercial businesses as well as residential consumers in West  Virginia are facing rate hikes and lack programs to drive efficiency and cost savings, according to the West Virginia Gazette Mail. The story says that FirstEnergy and American Electric Power both have received rate increases of … Read more…

Energy-Efficiency Investments ‘Could Save West Virginia $800m’

Energy-Efficiency Investments ‘Could Save West Virginia $800m’

Investing in energy-efficiency projects such as high-efficiency lighting, HVAC, and motors could save FirstEnergy and American Electric Power customers in West Virginia millions of dollars, avoid “unnecessary coal plants” and create 19,500 jobs, according to a report by Optimal Energy, commissioned by the Sierra Club.

The report, titled Save Money, Create Jobs: How Energy Efficiency Can Work for West Virginia, says meeting the total achievable energy-efficiency potential through 2016 could save the state’s two major utility companies’ customers a total of $800 million over the life of the efficiency investments, $550 million more than with the companies’ current plans.

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Century Aluminum Granted Special Power Rate in West Virginia

Century Aluminum Granted Special Power Rate in West Virginia

ArcelorMittal, Bayer CropScience, Novelis, DuPont and other large industrial companies that do business in West Virginia say they’re satisfied with the state Public Service Commission’s decision to grant a special power rate for Century Aluminum’s Ravenswood plant, according to media reports. Century officials told the … Read more…

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