HB 2713

Preservation of Coal Supplies and Coal-Fired Electric Plants

This bill would direct the Public Service Commission West Virginia Public Energy Authority to (1) permit expedited recovery of costs to install pollution control equipment at coal-fired plants, (2) take steps to ensure that the 2019 levels of coal consumption by these plants are maintained, and (3) require each plant to have a 90-day supply of coal. Before any coal-fired plant could shut down, close, or be sold, the unanimous approval of several agencies and the Legislature's Joint Committee on Government and Finance must be obtained.

ISSUES: Clean Air, Climate

CWV Position: Opposes

Status: Introduced 1/12/22; referred to Energy Committee