September 16, 2021 - Below is a message from Chris Hamilton, President & CEO, West Virginia Coal Association
At the bottom for your awareness and use is a message we sent to the Friends of Coal (FOdata base alerting them to the WVPSC reopening of the AEP Petition to upgrade their instate coal plants and the concern over Congress passing a Clean Energy Standard (CES) or Clean Energy Payment Program (CEPP).
We asked all FOC members to file a comment with the PSC and with Senator Manchin.
As proposed, the CEPP would provide monetary incentives for electric generators to increase the amount of carbon-free electricity they sell by at least 4 percent annually over an 8-year period. Fines and penalties would also be assessed to any generator failing to meet the 4-percent requirement.
Both of these issues are fast tracked and will likely be decided in the next two weeks.
Please consider a personal response and a response on behalf of your company at your earliest opportunity. We also ask that you circulate the FOC alert to your colleagues and contacts within the industry.
Please give us a call with questions or for more information.
At the bottom for your use is a copy of talking points for the CEPP, a copy of a letter we sent to Senator Capito on the CES/CEPP and the economic Impact analysis of the state’s coal fleet and coalmining conducted earlier this year by WV economist Dr. John Deskins. The analysis provides the economic impact of each individual coal plant to its surrounding area.
President & CEO,
West Virginia Coal Association