ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — Appalachian Power announced Monday that they have filed a request with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) seeking recovery of electric transmission costs.

Submitted last week, the rate change is the first sought by the company since 2017 for transmission infrastructure improvements.

Appalachian Power says they requested to increase the authorized Transmission Rate Adjustment Clause (T-RAC) from $225.1 million to $337.7 million.

The T-RAC recovers costs for transmission services, fees and new construction.

If approved, the change will increase the monthly bill for a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours by $11.52, or roughly 11%, effective in July 2021.

Rate adjustment clauses (RACs) allow Appalachian to adjust parts of the bill periodically for specific costs not included in base rates. This month’s filing was made to cover an increase in Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS) Charges administered by PJM, and an anticipated decline in revenues in the company’s base rate charges.

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