Legislation proposed in 2018 General Assembly

Virginia State Delegates and Senators have proposed a number of bills which can directly affect us and Dominion’s proposed Haymarket transmission line project:   ACTIVE: HB 1558 Electric utility regulation; grid modernization; energy efficiency programs. Introduced by: Terry G. Kilgore | all patrons    … Read More …

Dominion Requests Delay – Coalition Agrees — And the Fight Continues

The following press release and email were sent out 1/24/18. PRESS RELEASE Dominion requests delay – Coalition agrees Executive director says: “We hope good luck – and good faith – persist.” Haymarket, Virginia (January 24, 2018) – A potentially decisive scenario has developed in Richmond Read More …

Inside NOVA: Legislation would bury controversial Haymarket power line

An example of what a controversial power line through the Gainesville area is expected to look like, according to Dominion Energy. By Alex Koma akoma@insidenova.com  Updated January 23, 2017 Del. Tim Hugo, R-40th District, is now pushing legislation requiring Dominion Energy to bury its controversial Read More …

They Listened – and We Need to Do More

We spoke at the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor in support of Senator Chap Petersen’s SB 13. This “Intervenor” bill would put in place a process whereby grass-roots and other groups could apply to the state to be reimbursed for costs incurred from being Read More …

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Powerful Senate committee kills rate-freeze repeal; awaits Saslaw’s bill

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Powerful Senate committee kills rate freeze By ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch  Dominion Energy spokesman David Botkins (left) listened to deliberations in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee in the Pocahontas Building on Monday.   Don’t call it Dominion’s bill. Sen. Dick Saslaw of Read More …

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bill to undo controversial utility rate freeze faces unfriendly panel

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bill to undo controversial utility rate freeze faces unfriendly panel By ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan 13, 2018 Dominion Energy’s office building in downtown Richmond. A bill that would undo the controversial 2015 rate freeze that locked in hundreds of millions of dollars Read More …

InsideNOVA: Legislation would bury controversial Haymarket power line

By Alex Koma akoma@insidenova.com InsideNOVA: Legislation would bury controversial Haymarket power line An example of what a controversial power line through the Gainesville area is expected to look like, according to Dominion Energy. Del. Tim Hugo, R-40th District, is now pushing legislation requiring Dominion Energy Read More …

Dominion’s Proposed Overhead and Hybrid Maps – 010818

Dominion has submitted new modifications for the proposed I-66 Overhead and Hybrid (partially underground) routes for the proposed Haymarket transmission line (illegible graphics in part 3 of 3 Remand Testimony). Access all legible maps here: I-66 Overhead Route Maps: Schedule 1 Overhead – Map 1 Read More …

Supervisor Jeanine Lawson: SCC Orders New Proceedings

WOW!  In an unprecedented move, the State Corporation Commission (SCC), who regulates Dominion Power, issued an order to open new proceedings regarding the Haymarket Transmission Lines.  Essentially the order calls for the Hearing Examiner to consider additional evidence on the need for the new lines Read More …

Breaking News: SCC delivers lump of coal to Dominion

The SCC today came out with an Order Remanding Further Proceedings on the Haymarket Transmission Project (http://www.protectpwc.org).  Here’s a first look at our press release. Dominion’s Regulator and Coalition Agree; Powerline Need Unproven Executive director says: “This is historic – SCC tells Dominion ‘try again’ with Read More …

Potomac Local: After a long list of starts and stops, the Haymarket power line case will head back to Richmond

by Potomac Local on December 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm In a letter full of legalese, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission says it will consider new evidence in the case to build an overhead powerline in Haymarket. Overall, the commission will once again review the need Read More …

Coalition Press Release: Dominion’s Regulator and Coalition Agree; Powerline Need Unproven – 12/6/17

Dominion’s Regulator and Coalition Agree; Powerline Need Unproven Executive director says: “This is historic – SCC tells Dominion ‘try again’ with application.” Haymarket, Virginia (December 6, 2017) – The State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) highest ranking officials took the historic step of sending Dominion Energy’s (Dominion) Read More …