Wind

Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Appalachian Power plans to add up to 150 megawatts of wind power to its renewable energy portfolio. 

In a regulatory filing, the company says it plans to issue a request for proposals from bidders in February 2016. The company will seek proposals to purchase wind power assets or to buy electricity generated by wind power projects.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

In the first days of the 2015 Legislative session, energy was the focus of legislators’ attention. A bill that first began as a total repeal of the alternative and renewable energy portfolio act soon became only a partial repeal as lawmakers’ attempted to leave in place current net metering standards.

West Virginia and Regional History Collection, West Virginia University Libraries

Earlier this month in West Virginia, a CSX train derailed, causing giant fireballs to stretch hundreds of feet into the air and one home to be destroyed. Investigators are trying to figure out what happened to cause this derailment. February also marks the anniversary of other industrial accidents. On this episode, we'll hear from folks who have survived them, and hear why many people are concerned that more of these accidents could happen in the future.

National Weather Service

 

 

Temperatures across West Virginia could fall to their lowest levels in 18 years Monday night.

Below-zero temperatures are forecast around the state. Greg Guillot with the National Weather Service in Charleston says most of the state is expected to see the coldest temperatures since February 1996.

The weather service has issued for wind chill warnings for most of the state, effective Monday evening. Some areas could see wind chills of minus 30 degrees or lower.