West Virginia Public Energy Authority

The Upcoming WVPEA August 30th meeting has been moved to September 7th

West Virginia will maintain real-time, firsthand knowledge of the status of each power plant, its life cycle, and whether there are concerns of household power supplies being disrupted.

The West Virginia Public Authority (WVPEA) will also help coordinate the output of merchant plants with capacity needs of regulated plants. Additionally, the WVPEA will assist in developing the next generation of coal plants and long-term energy policies that use all of West Virginia’s resources.

WVPEA Members

Secretary of Commerce James Bailey, Department of Commerce (Chair)
Secretary Harold Ward, Department of Environmental Protection (Board Member)
Director Kris Warner, Economic Development Authority (Board Member)
Charles “Charlie” Burd (Board Member)
Jeffrey “Jeff” Allen (Board Member)
Jeff Herholdt (Board Member)
Nicholas S. Preservati (Executive Director)

WVPEA Comment Form



September 7, 2023

10:00AM – 12:00PM

  • Call to Order.

  • Determine that a Quorum is present.

  • Approval of minutes from July 26, 2023 meeting.

  • Update on Pleasants Power Station – Omnis Fuel Technologies

  • Consideration of Agency Approved Emergency Rule SB 609 – Graham Platz, Deputy General Counsel, Department of Commerce

  • Announcements

  • Remarks by members.