Virginia Mercury: December 10, 2018

For the first time, regulators reject Dominion Energy planning document, inviting utility to refile

By Robert Zullo, Virginia Mercury

The State Corporation Commission, which regulates Virginia utilities, has shot down for the first time ever a long-range plan filed yearly by Dominion Energy and intended to outline how the company will meet its electric service obligations.

“The commission finds, based on the record of this proceeding and applicable statutes, that the company has failed to establish that its 2018 IRP, as currently filed, is reasonable and in the public interest,” the commission wrote in an order filed today. “The commission further finds that the company shall correct and refile its 2018 IRP subject to the provisions of this order.”