regulation

On Thursday, the State Corporation Commission issued two decisions that will impact the availability of 100% renewable electric energy in Dominion’s service territory.   In Case No. PUR-2019-00094, the Commission approved Dominion’s 100% renewable tariff, Rider TRG. Under Rider TRG, customers with a peak demand of less...

The Virginia Clean Economy Act (HB 1526) would replace Virginia’s voluntary renewable portfolio standard with a mandatory renewable content requirement for electricity sales that will scale up to require 100% of electricity sold in Virginia to come from renewable sources by 2050. A report by...

The Maryland Public Service Commission issued a Notice of Opportunity to Comment seeking comments on a new “Retail Supplier Load Shaping RFP.” The Commission want to consider “programs designed to demonstrate the ability to shape residential load profiles using innovative business models.” Comments on the RFP, a...

On March 20th, the Climate Access Fund and Solar United Neighbors of Maryland filed a petition asking the Maryland Public Service Commission to require Maryland utilities to provide consolidated billing for subscriber organizations participating in Maryland’s Community Solar Pilot Program. The petitioners want utilities to...

On January 7, the State Corporation Commission (“SCC” or “Commission”) approved a request by Appalachian Power Company (“APCo”) to offer a 100% renewable energy tariff to its customers. The APCo proposal, designated Rider WWS, would include energy generated at several wind and hydroelectric facilities that...

On Friday, December 7, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (“SCC” or “Commission”) entered an order directing Dominion Energy Virginia (“Dominion”) to revise and refile its 2018 Integrated Resource Plan (“IRP”). This order is significant in that the SCC has never rejected an IRP, or required...

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (“SCC” or “Commission”) just approved a new tariff that will give customers of Dominion Energy Virginia (“Dominion”) an additional option to purchase renewable energy. On November 6, 2018, the SCC entered a Final Order approving Dominion’s application to offer a...

If you have been wondering about the effect of Virginia's 2018 General Assembly session on electric regulation in Virginia, we have good news for you. The GreeneHurlocker Principles of Electric Utility Regulation in Virginia, the firm's complete guide to the state's electric regulation laws, has been...

SCC CASE UPDATE: Last week we told you about an important State Corporation Commission (“SCC” or “Commission”) decision that could expand access to competitive electric supply in Virginia. The SCC approved a request filed by a group of manufacturing customers to combine their demands for purposes...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="309" class="zemanta-img"] Maryland State House (side) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Last fall, Brian Greene discussed the Maryland Public Service Commission’s retail energy supplier consolidated billing proceeding. The Commission is considering supplier consolidated billing as an additional billing option for Maryland customers, alongside the existing...