State Corporation Commission

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...

You’ve probably seen reports on TV, various websites, or billboards warning against telephone scams, including where a caller targets utility customers and threatens to shut off their electricity within hours if they don’t make a payment. We now have a first-hand account from one of...

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (the “Commission”) denied Dominion Energy Virginia’s (“Dominion”) July 16, 2019 petitions for declaratory judgment in Case Numbers PUR-2019-00117 and PUR-2019-00118 by Final Order on September 18, 2019. Dominion’s petitions sought to have the Commission standardize “around the clock,” “control of...

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...

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...

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 October 24, 2018, Dominion Energy Virginia (Dominion) announced and issued an RFP seeking 500 MW of solar and on-shore wind generation. Projects must be at least 5 MW. Interested bidders can propose to either sell Dominion the project development assets or sell energy to...

On July 24, 2018, Dominion Energy Virginia (“Dominion”) filed a Grid Transformation Plan with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (“Commission” or “SCC”). The SCC has entered a procedural schedule for this case and set an evidentiary hearing for November 15, 2018. Dominion’s grid plan proposes to invest approximately...