By the assessment of Appalachian Power Co., its monthly bill for an average residential customer was one penny less at the end of 2019 than it was a decade earlier.
The $1.80 monthly charge for most customers would be used to assist low-income ratepayers as bills increase to meet clean-energy requirements.
Had it been approved, the rate increase would have cost the average residential customer an extra $10 a month.
State regulators on Wednesday granted Gov. Ralph Northam's request to extend a moratorium on utility disconnections - that was set to expire Wednesday — until Oct. 5.
This month, Californians found themselves sitting in the dark in 100-plus degree heat under a rolling blackout because their state energy officials and the experts they relied upon were spectacularly wrong. Virginia should not make the same mistake.
Virginia lawmakers are weighing a number of proposals to ease customers’ debt burden to the state’s utilities.
SCC extends ban on utility cutoffs through Aug. 31
RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate on Wednesday approved a bill over the objections of Dominion Energy that would restore state regulators’ oversi…
Dominion Energy claimed excess profits of $277.3 million in 2018, a return of 13.47%, topping the 9.2% approved by the regulators for most of Dominion’s spending, according to an update on the state of electric regulation published Thursday.
Costco Wholesale Corp. just joined the club of big national retailers that won’t get to shop for a new supplier of electricity for its stores in Virginia.
The State Corporation Commission has rejected much of Dominion Energy Virginia's first bid to modernize its electric power grid as too costly and ill-defined to protect monopoly ratepayers who would have to pay for it.
State regulators have approved a plan that will allow environmentally conscious customers of Appalachian Power Co. to pay a little extra to get all of their electricity from renewable energy sources.
Dominion Power caught off-guard
Captive customers of Dominion Energy Virginia would bear all of the risks of a proposal to build two solar power facilities in Surry County to offset the electricity demand for the data center Facebook plans to build in eastern Henrico County, according to staff at the State Corporation Commission.
Appalachian Power Co. is proposing an increase to what it charges customers for its fuel, but in a way it says will not result in higher elect…
Appalachian Power Co. is proposing an increase to what it charges customers for its fuel, but in a way it says will not result in higher electricity bills.
State regulators have trimmed Dominion Energy Virginia’s requested transmission rates by almost $131 million, ordering the company to immediately share federal tax savings with customers.
Dominion Energy Virginia is moving quickly to carry out a sweeping new state law that the state’s largest public utility championed in the General Assembly this year to require billions of dollars in investment in modernizing the electric grid and expanding use of renewable energy to power homes and businesses.
Former Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, on Wednesday found himself on the receiving end of legislative instruction from the chairman of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee about the mission of the State Corporation Commission.
State Sen. Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach, said Friday that he’s pushing for former GOP Senate colleague John Watkins to be elected as a commissioner on the State Corporation Commission, which regulates many business and economic interests in Virginia.
Gov. Ralph Northam and lawmakers from both parties who are pushing the Dominion Energy utility regulation overhaul that is rapidly advancing toward the Senate floor have insisted this week that the package is a good deal for the company’s 2.5 million ratepayers.
The legislative battle over how to reset the regulatory landscape for Virginia’s two largest electric utilities — nearly three years after the controversial 2015 rate-freeze law that has allowed Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power to keep millions in excess earnings — can now begin in earnest.
RICHMOND — In August, a group of state lawmakers got a rosy view of the landscape that has emerged in the decade since the state veered away f…