| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:10 AM
Crews have finished fixing a power line that went down in Floyd County after several vehicles were involved in an accident there.
It happened on Route 221, near Bent Mountain Road.
The wreck took down a power pole.
The road wasl closed for a while,...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 5:39 PM
The electricity that's probably keeping your house warm right now will start costing you more very soon.
Tuesday, the State Corporation Commission approved another rate increase for Appalachian Power Company. You may recall, last month the Commission...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Appalachian Power will be operating the Claytor Hydroelectric Project on the New River in Pulaski County for the next 30 years.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a 30-year license so Appalachian Power can continue operating the...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:47 PM
RICHMOND – As part of his effort to make Virginia the "energy capital of the East Coast," Gov. Bob McDonnell issued his energy policy agenda for the 2012 General Assembly session on Thursday, including money to develop wind energy off the coast, a...
| May 19, 2011
| 8:43 AM
As of 11:30 a.m. about 2000 customers remain without power. Click here to visit APCO outage site for the latest information.
Appalachian Power's website now shows about 2,600 customers still affected by the outage.
| May 26, 2011
| 7:27 PM
Some customers say a proposed rate hike by Appalachian Power is "unfair".
The company wants to increase electric rates by 9.6% beginning early next year. A public hearing on the proposal was held Thursday night.
About 25 people came to the meeting at...
| May 27, 2011
| 5:14 AM
A spokesperson for Appalachian Power says the power supplier has made great strides in restoring power to many parts of Franklin and Henry County.
At some points Friday, there were 5,000 households between those two counties that were without power. ...
| May 29, 2011
| 4:14 PM
State Police have identified the body of a man who drowned in the New River last weekend.
Police say 27-year-old Virginia Tech student Kevin Ocampo-Arias drowned Sunday near McCoy Falls in Giles County.
His body was recovered early Monday afternoon.
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:32 PM
An emergency at the Claytor Dam hydroelectric plant is unlikely, but if it were to happen, it could cause problems in Radford, Pulaski, and Montgomery Counties.
Residents who live in some of these areas can expect a knock on their door this week....
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:20 PM
It's storms that are normally to blame for power outages, but it's the equipment that Appalachian Power employees are checking on frequently this time of year.
Appalachian Power customers are relying on their air conditions this time of year, but...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Democratic Delegate Ward Armstrong says the state's electric utilities are targeting him for defeat, and funnelling large contributions to his opponent, Republican Charles Poindexter. Thursday afternoon, Poindexter's campaign accused Armstrong of...