Wheeling and its adjacent communities in West Virginia are connected to the high-voltage grid through American Electric Power, which was integrated into PJM’s markets in 2004.
Population of Wheeling: 27,648*
Total customers: 41,296**
Total amount of megawatt-hours used: 3,269,892**
Wheeling was West Virginia’s first capital city. The capital city was switched between Wheeling and Charleston a number of times before Charleston became the permanent capital.
The first patent for a soda fountain was granted to George Dulty in 1833 in Wheeling.
One of the first suspension bridges in the world was completed in Wheeling in 1849.
Around 1908, Wheeling-based Block Brothers Tobacco Company started painting bridges and barns with the message “Treat Yourself to the Best, Chew Mail Pouch,” pioneering the concept of outdoor advertising.