Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
Attention: Mara Ransom
November 16, 2016
|Re:||APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY|
|Registration Statement No. 333-214448|
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Pursuant to Rule 461 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Appalachian Power Company (hereafter the “Company”) hereby requests acceleration of effectiveness of the above-captioned Registration Statement to 5:00 p.m. on November 18, 2016, or as soon thereafter as is practicable.
Very truly yours,
APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY
|By:||/s/ Thomas G. Berkemeyer|
|Thomas G. Berkemeyer|
|cc:||Scott Anderegg, Esq.|