Virginia Commission announces hearing for Dominion solar program

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) will hold a public hearing on September 19, 2012 on Dominion Virginia Power’s (DVP) proposed Community Solar Power Program.


The program consists of two proposals. The first proposal would permit DVP to construct and operate up to 30 megawatts of company-owned solar generation facilities at various commercial, industrial, and public locations. DVP proposes the placement of company-owned solar installations on 30 to 50 sites in its service area. According to DVP, the estimated construction cost of the program is $111 million excluding financing costs.


Second, the company’s application includes plans for the purchase of up to 3 megawatts of electricity from customer-owned solar installations. The company would file a rate with the SCC establishing what the company would pay for such purchases.


A public hearing on the proposals is scheduled for 10 a.m. on September 19, 2012. It will be held in the Commission’s second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, in downtown Richmond. Any person wishing to comment at the hearing should arrive early and notify the SCC bailiff.


Written comments on the proposals must be submitted by September 12, 2012. All correspondence should be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, and refer to case number PUE-2011-00117.


Interested persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s website: Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2011-00117.



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