Skip to main content
Skip Navigation Links
News | News Release Contact: Andy Farmer, (804) 371-9141
For Immediate Release: July 30, 2018

RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled public hearings in November and December to receive public testimony on applications from Dominion Energy Virginia on a plan for electric distribution grid transformation projects and a plan to construct and operate two solar generating facilities in Surry County.

In case number PUR-2018-00100, Dominion seeks approval of the first phase of its 10-year Grid Transformation Plan. The company states that the first phase will focus on seven components, including the installation of 1.4 million smart meters, replacing a 20-year-old customer information platform, and improvement to reliability and resilience.

Written comments on the proposal are due by November 7, 2018. A hearing in Richmond is scheduled for November 14, 2018, at 10 a.m.

In case number PUR-2018-00101, Dominion seeks approval to construct and operate two utility scale solar generating facilities in Surry County, collectively known as the US-3 Solar Projects. The first proposed project is the 142-megawatt Colonial Trail West Solar Facility, and the second is the 98-megawatt Spring Grove 1 Solar Facility.

Written comments on the proposal are due by December 11, 2018. A hearing in Richmond is scheduled for December 18, 2018, at 10 a.m.

A proceeding on a proposed rate adjustment clause associated with this proposal will be scheduled later. The Richmond hearings will be held in the Commission’s second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building at 1300 East Main Street. Any person wishing to testify at the hearings should arrive early and notify the SCC bailiff.

The SCC intends to webcast the audio portion of the hearings via the Internet. Instructions can be found on the SCC website at http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case/webcast.aspx.

Written comments on these requests may be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. Please refer to the proper case number.

Interested persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s website: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case/index.aspx. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for the specific case.

###

Case Number PUR-2018-00100 - Petition of Dominion Energy Virginia for approval of a plan for electric distribution grid transformation projects

Case Number PUR-2018-00101 - Petition of Dominion Energy Virginia for approval and certification of the proposed US-3 Solar Projects