MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) - Tuesday evening in Morgantown a public forum was held to assist and inform residents about FirstEnergy's proposed transfer of the Pleasants Power Plant to Mon Power and Potomac.
First Energy Corp subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison are looking to get regulatory approval to acquire Pleasants Power Station to meet the increasing capacity shortfall in the companies' West Virginia service areas.
Those against this proposal say this would impose higher costs and have health impacts on West Virginians and that's some of what folks explained at the forum.
"They (residents) should be worried about their electric bills to go up over the next 15 years," said Cathy Kunkel of West Virginians for Energy Freedom. "If this was such a good asset and really competitive, it should be profitable in the deregulatory market and should make money for FirstEnergy shareholders and the fact that it's not and they want to offload it onto Mon Power customers, it's not going to be very good for us."