UPDATED MARCH 27, 10 A.M. The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) on Thursday put the brakes on a major portion of Dominion Energy Inc.’s proposed $7 billion, 10-year plan for electrical grid upgrades, saying it was “due to the projected heavy costs to customers without adequate benefits.” The SCC approved some parts of the plan’s
SCC directs other utilities to also suspend disconnections.
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has donated a total of $1 million for coronavirus aid, which will go to the American Red Cross and local organizations in the 18 states where Dominion operates. It has more than 7 million energy customers. The charitable foundation for Richmond-based Dominion Energy has specifically committed $250,000 to the American
Bill will expand reach of pilot program allowing utilities to supply customers with solar power.
RICHMOND, Va. — The General Assembly passed a bill that aims to increase access to renewable energy for lower-income communities. House Bill 573, introduced by Del. Mark Keam, D-Fairfax, amends an existing solar development pilot program that requires utility companies to invest in renewable energy. Keam’s bill adds the criteria of low-income communities to the
Virginia Beach’s $8 billion offshore wind farm moves forward
In September, Dominion Energy Inc. unveiled an ambitious, $8 billion project to erect the nation’s largest offshore wind farm off the Virginia Beach coast. If all goes to plan, it will power 650,000 Virginia homes by 2026. This year, Dominion expects to bring its offshore wind pilot project online and start ocean survey work on
The $30M solar project is in Westmoreland County.
Kansas City-based solar and energy storage development company Savion LLC has finalized a 20-megawatt (MW) power purchase agreement with Richmond-based Dominion Energy Virginia Inc. for the $30 million Westmoreland County Solar project, the company announced Thursday. Construction is expected to begin this spring and commercial operation is targeted to begin at the end of 2020.
Total Fiber Recovery expected to create 68 jobs.
Oregon-based Total Fiber Recovery LLC will invest $49 million to establish its first pulp recycling facility in Chesapeake, creating 68 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday. The Chesapeake facility is set to begin operations in 2021 and annually process 300,000 tons of mixed paper and recycled fiber from materials recovery facilities in the region. The
Ohio Creek Watershed effort is funded with 2016 HUD grant.
Gov. Ralph Northam and Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander broke ground Friday on the Ohio Creek Watershed project, aimed at protecting two Norfolk neighborhoods from flooding due to sea-level rise. The project will include the new Resilience Park, which will connect the historic Grandy Village and Chesterfield Heights neighborhoods, as well as a flood berm,
Richmond-based Dominion Energy Inc. acquired the utility in January 2019.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Dominion Energy South Carolina Inc., South Carolina-based utility provider SCANA Corp. and two former SCANA executives, alleging that “SCANA and its senior executives repeatedly deceived investors, regulators and the public over several years about the status of a $10 billion nuclear energy
20-year deal will provide liquefied natural gas to EDF.
A subsidiary of Arlington-based liquefied natural gas producer Venture Global LNG Inc. has entered into a 20-year sales and purchase agreement to provide 1 million tons of liquified natural gas per year to the world’s largest electricity producer, Électricité de France (EDF), Venture Global announced Tuesday. Venture Global Plaquemines LNG LLC, a 630-acre natural gas
Partnership would provide high-speed internet to 7,000 customers.
Dominion Energy Virginia and Prince George Electric Cooperative (PGEC) signed a memorandum of understanding that would bring high-speed internet to about 7,000 households in Surry County, Dominion announced Friday. This is the first time a utility and a cooperative have partnered to expand broadband access in Virginia, according to Dominion’s news release. The agreement would