SCC Seeks Public Comments on Dominion Energy Virginia’s Integrated Resource Plan
MAY 24, 2023
RICHMOND – The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is offering time for members of the public to give oral comments by telephone on Dominion Energy Virginia’s 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). An IRP provides a forecast of an electric utility’s load obligations and a plan to meet those obligations by supply side and demand side resources over the next 15 years to promote reasonable prices, reliable service, energy independence, and environmental quality.
Dominion states in its filing that the IRP addresses the 2023 PJM Load Forecast, which includes a significant increase in the expected peak and energy demand in the Dominion Energy Zone. According to the company, the increase is driven primarily by data centers and, to a lesser extent, electrification in both the company’s service territory and in other service areas within the Dominion Energy Zone
The SCC has scheduled a public witness session to begin at 10 a.m. on September 18, 2023. Public witnesses intending to provide oral testimony must pre-register with the SCC by 5 p.m. on September 12, 2023. The hearing will be webcast at: scc.virginia.gov/pages/Webcasting.
Public witnesses wishing to provide oral testimony may pre-register in one of three ways:
- Completing a public witness form for case number PUR-2023-00066 on the SCC’s website at: scc.virginia.gov/pages/Webcasting
- E-mailing the same form (PDF version on the same website as above) to SCCInfo@scc.virginia.gov
- Calling the SCC at 804-371-9141 during normal business hours (8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and providing your name and the phone number you wish the Commission to call to reach you during the hearing
- To promote fairness for all public witnesses, each witness will be allotted five minutes to provide testimony.
A public evidentiary hearing will follow the public witness hearing at 10 a.m. on September 19, 2023, in the SCC’s second floor courtroom at 1300 East Main Street in Richmond to receive testimony and evidence from the company, any respondents and the SCC staff.
For those who prefer, there is also an opportunity to provide comments in writing on the Dominion application. Written comments may be submitted through the SCC’s website by September 12, 2023, at scc.virginia.gov/casecomments/Submit-Public-Comments. Simply go to the SCC website, select "Cases" and then "Submit Public Comments," and scroll down to case number PUR-2023-00066. Then click SUBMIT COMMENTS.
Comments can also be submitted by U.S. mail to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. All comments must refer to case number PUR-2023-00066.
Contact: Andy Farmer, 804-371-9141
Case Number PUR-2023-00066 – Dominion Energy Virginia’s Integrated Resource Plan
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