Wheeling Power and Appalachian Power have filed a more than 37-million-dollar rate increase request with the West Virginia Public Service Commission. Officials say the rate hike is needed to recover costs that bring three power plants in line with federal EPA guidelines. The three are the Mitchell Plant in Moundsville, the Amos Plant in Winfield, and the Mountaineer Plant, located in Letart. If approved, ratepayers would see an increase of about one-point-68-percent, or two-dollars-and-84-cents to their monthly bill. The two companies serve 25 counties in West Virginia and about 462-thousand customers.