retail energy competition

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...

In a Final Order granting a declaratory judgment petition field by Constellation NewEnergy, the Virginia State Corporation Commission held that: (1) electricity generated by a pumped storage hydroelectricity facility is “renewable energy” under Section 56-576 the Code of Virginia; and (2) the revised definition of...

The Virginia Senate Commerce & Labor Committee rejected two bills on February 24, 2019 that would have allowed customers of Dominion Virginia Energy and Appalachian Power Company greater access to purchase renewable energy from an entity other than their electric utility. Customers and competitive service...

The Virginia Commission has entered an Order on Enrollments granting motions for injunctive relief filed by Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC and Direct Energy Business, LLC. In the Order, the Commission directed Dominion Energy Virginia to “immediately resume processing enrollment requests under Section A 5 for...

In late March, we posted about the Maryland Public Service Commission’s request for comments on a draft “Retail Supplier Load Shaping RFP” in the Public Conference 44 proceeding. In early April, comments were filed by the Maryland Energy Administration, the Retail Energy Supply Association, Direct...

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 February 25, 2019, the Virginia State Corporation Commission entered a Final Order denying Walmart’s petitions seeking permission under Va. Code § 56-577(A)(4) (“Section A 4”) to aggregate or combine the demands of certain electricity accounts. Walmart had filed a petition to aggregate 120 accounts...

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...

While many political observers were focused on Senate Bill 966, the omnibus utility legislation that was just passed by the General Assembly, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (“Commission” or “SCC”) recently issued an important decision affecting customers’ rights to purchase energy from competitive suppliers. On February 21,...

On Wednesday, June 21, a Virginia State Corporation Commission (“Commission”) Hearing Examiner issued a report recommending denial of a renewable energy tariff (“Green Tariff”) filed by Appalachian Power Company (“APCo”). If accepted by the full Commission, the Hearing Examiner’s findings would be a victory for...