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PSC Orders Utilities to Submit Vegetation-trimming Plans
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 23, 2013 @ 7:29PM
Created on January 23, 2013 @ 6:06PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The state Public Service Commission has ordered electric utilities operating in West Virginia to submit plans to trim vegetation along distribution and transmission lines.
The PSC said Wednesday the plans must be submitted within six months.
The companies will be required to submit proposed rate recoveries for the increase costs associated with the trimming program.
The order was in response to a PSC investigation into utility practices following the June 29 derecho and subsequent storms that left more than 680,000 customers without electricity across the state.

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