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

Acting 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)
Nicholas S. Preservati (Board Member)
Jeffrey “Jeff” Allen (Board Member)
Jeff Herholdt (Board Member)



August 24, 2022

10:00 AM – Noon

  • Call to Order.

  • Determine that a Quorum is present.

  • Approval of minutes from June 22, 2022 meeting.

  • Appointment of Officers.

  • Presentations

    • Hydrogen Hub Presentation by Andrew Robinson; Director of Economic Development for United States Senator Joe Manchin

  • Announcements

  • Remarks by members.