RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will
hold public hearings in June to receive public comments on two electric rate adjustments
proposed by Dominion Virginia Power (DVP). The procedural schedule differs for each
case. Persons wishing to provide testimony at the public hearings or submit written
or electronically-filed comments should carefully review each proposal. It is important
to reference the case number to ensure that comments are directed to the proper
In Case Number PUE-2011-00044, DVP seeks to recover costs for transmission services.
If approved, the transmission portion of the monthly bill of a typical residential
customer would increase by $3.84, from $6.16 to $10, beginning September 1, 2011.
Written public comments are due by June 16, 2011. A public hearing on the request
is scheduled for June 23, 2011, at 10 a.m.
In Case Number PUE-2011-00045, DVP seeks to increase the company’s fuel rate. DVP
states that the fuel rate adjustment is necessary because of an under-recovery of
past fuel costs to generate electricity and to meet the projected costs of fuel
through June 2012. As filed, the company seeks to raise its current fuel rate from
2.803 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh) to 3.620¢/kWh. A typical residential customer
using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month would see their monthly bill
increase by $8.17, from $103.91 to $112.08, beginning July 1, 2011.
DVP also has proposed, as an alternative, to collect the under-recovery of past
fuel costs over two fuel periods. Under this alternative, the current fuel rate
would increase from 2.803¢/kWh to 3.289¢/kWh.
Written public comments are due by June 8, 2011. A public hearing on the request
is scheduled for June 21, 2011, at 10 a.m.
The hearings 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 hearings should arrive early and notify the SCC bailiff.
Written comments on the proposals must be submitted 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: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and
then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for the specific case number.