RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will hold a public hearing on December 6, 2011, on an application by Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) to build a natural gas-fired generation facility in Warren County.
DVP proposes to build the 1,329 megawatt power plant on a 39-acre site in the Warren Industrial Park, approximately three miles north of Front Royal. The projected cost of the facility is nearly $1.1 billion.
As part of the application, DVP seeks to recover costs associated with the project through a new rate surcharge (Rider W) that would be effective April 1, 2012. If approved, it is estimated that the monthly bill of a residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt of electricity each month would increase by 75 cents.
A public hearing on the request is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. 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. The audio of the Richmond hearing will be webcast via the SCC website.
Written comments on the proposals must be submitted by November 29, 2011. 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-2011-00042.
Interested persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s website: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2011-00042.
Case Number PUE-2011-00042