Dominion Facing Challenge Over Gas Plans

December 13, 2023 Virginia News

A utility regulator with the State Corporation Commission is recommending the rejection of Dominion Energy’s most recent long-term plan because of its inclusion of new natural gas plants. The recommendation will now go to the three member SCC for a final decision. It all comes about after a recent projection of a big increase in data center development in Northern Virginia, as well as expected increases in electric vehicle use. Dominion’s plans call for the addition of four natural gas combustion turbines to provide energy that can be quickly turned on during times of peak demand.