The state will hold a hearing today on a proposal by Appalachian Power that critics say will stifle competition of companies that install solar panels (seen above at the University of Richmond) and build wind farms.

The state will hold a hearing today on a proposal by Appalachian Power that critics say will stifle competition of companies that install solar panels (seen above at the University of Richmond) and build wind farms.

A group of 18 major corporations, including big names such as Microsoft, Walmart, Best Buy, Ikea, Staples and Mars Inc., among others, have sent a letter to state lawmakers and the Virginia State Corporation Commission calling for “an explicit legal framework” to expand access to renewable energy from utilities and third-party sellers.

The letter was included last week as part of public comment on a request to the commission by Appalachian Power for a voluntary, 100 percent renewable energy rider that will come before the commission for a hearing today. Opponents contend the measure is actually aimed at thwarting competition from third-party providers and financiers of renewable energy in the utility’s Southwest Virginia service area.

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