ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Customers of Appalachian Power now have an option to be fully powered by renewable resources.

Appalachian Power’s Wind Water & Sunlight (WWS) service will supply 100% renewable power to any customer in Virginia using current and planned renewable resources from AEP’s generation portfolio. This is the first such program to be approved and monitored by the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

Courtesy: Appalachian Power

This program is a part of AEP’s future energy supply plans for customers which is forecast to be a strong economic development tool for Virginia.

How will this look on customer’s bills:

A small premium, currently of $.00425/kilowatt-hour (kWh), will be added to customer’s bills who choose this option. For example, the bill for a Virginia residential customer using 1,000 kWh in a month is $110.79. The premium for that customer will at $4.25 to the bill for an all-in rate of 11.5 cents/kWh. The U.S. average is 13.16 cents/kWh for power that is not 100 percent renewable, according to the Edison Electric Institute, 12 months ending December 31, 2018.

Courtesy: Appalachian Power

Customers in Virginia can sign up for the new 100% Renewable Energy Program option online by clicking here. Interested persons can also speak to a customer representative at (800) 956-4237.