Energy News Network: December 10, 2018

Virginia regulators just rejected Dominion's long-range resource plan

By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network

The SCC gave the utility 90 days to correct and refile an integrated resources plan based on PJM forecasts.

Virginia utility regulators took the unprecedented action Friday of ordering Dominion Energy to totally redo a long-term energy plan it submitted for approval in May. The 231-page forecast covered details such as customer base and power-supply build-out from 2019 to 2033.

“The commission finds, based on the record of this proceeding and applicable statutes, that the Company has failed to establish its 2018 IRP, as currently filed, is reasonable and in the public interest,” commissioners said.