Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Renee A. Larrick of Daniels to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. Larrick replaces Kara Cunningham Williams whose term expired June 30, 2017.
The PSC will decide FirstEnergy Corp.'s proposed sale of the Pleasants Power Plant to two FirstEnergy subsidiaries operating in West Virginia.
Under FirstEnergy’s proposal, Mon Power and Potomac Energy would buy the aging Pleasants power plant from another FirstEnergy subsidiary. The move would shift the financial burden of the plant from FirstEnergy shareholders to Mon Power and Potomac Edison’s customers. These customers would be forced to cover all of the plant’s costs, assume the plant’s financial risks, and pay FirstEnergy a guaranteed profit.