West Virginia Public Energy Authority

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



January 24, 2024

10:00AM – 12:00PM

  • Call to Order.

  • Determine that a Quorum is present.

  • Approval of minutes from September 7, 2023 meeting.

  • Presentations

  • Hans Riemer; Senior Consultant, US DOE Loan Programs Office

  • Jessica Moore; Director, WV Department of Geologicial and Economic Survey

  • Garner Marks; General Counsel, WV Department of Commerce – Update on 53-CSR-05 Rule to Petition the Public Energy Authority for Approval of

  • Decommissioning or Deconstruction Activities Related to Any Coal, Oil, or Natural Gas Fueled by Power Plant

  • Executive Director Report

  • Announcements

  • Remarks by members.



January 24, 2024 – Live Stream – Presentations

WV Public Energy Authority_Jan 24 2024_draft

September 07, 2023 – Live Stream

July 26, 2023 – Live Stream – Presentations

CPRG for PEA 2023-07-26

WV PEA Solar Update 7-26-2023

April 26, 2023 – Live Stream – Presentations

Solar Incentives for Business & Government 4.26.2023

March 29, 2023 – Live Stream – Presentations

2023 Regular Legislative Session Energy Recap

032903 WVPEA GRID application

January 25, 2023 – Live Stream – Presentations

Draft presentation APCo WV Ball 3.0 (002)

December 7, 2022 – Live Stream – Presentations

12072022 WVPEA FINAL for Submission by CEA

Public Energy Authority-December 7 2022

West Virginia Energy Inventory FINAL

WV Nat Gas Power Gen_PEA vMcPhail FINAL 12 7 2022

September 28, 2022 – Live Stream – Presentations

Presentation Bresler WV Public Energy Authority

August 24, 2022 – Agenda – Live Stream – Presentations

WV Hydrogen Hub Coalition

June 22, 2022 – Live Stream – Presentations

WV Public Power Authority_GOWV_062222

Greylock Energy WVPEA Presentation – FINAL

Chris Beam WVPEA presentation-2022-06-21