Utility Rates In West Virginia Are Asked To Lower Rates Because Of Savings They Receive From The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act


WEST VIRGINIA U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) is urging West Virginia’s electric companies to lower their rates and pass along savings from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act to consumers.

“Utility companies in all but two states – West Virginia and Tennessee – have already announced rate relief savings to their consumers. It’s time West Virginia utilities to do the same,” Rep. Jenkins wrote to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.

“The intent of our legislation was to benefit working-class families, seniors and small businesses, ensuring they see the positive impacts of tax reform. Utility companies should not sit on their customers’ money but instead pass these savings along to the consumer.”

West Virginia utility companies were required to file plans with the Public Service Commission last week on their benefits from tax reform and their plans to use those savings.

The official letter can be seen below:


Tyler Barker

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