Tag: Dominion Virginia Power

John P. Flannery: Dominion’s 550 mile toxic gas pipeline

We all resent the fact that Dominion Power owns the elected officials and pols in both parties in the Commonwealth of Virginia, rather than having our elected “representatives” represent “our” interests.

Nelson County group takes offensive against pipeline surveys

In response to Dominion and Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s latest effort to expedite surveys on hundreds of properties in Nelson County, Nelson County residents are taking the offensive.

Opposition to Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline on the rise

Dominion’s recent release of proposed “alternative routes” has Nelson County landowners outraged. And so does Dominion’s reliance on eminent domain as the “preferred alternative” to transport vast quantities of natural gas for export.

Dominion offers alternate Nelson County routes for proposed pipeline

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has identified several potential alternate routes for the interstate natural gas pipeline through Nelson County and parts of Augusta and Buckingham counties.

Groups call on Dominion to abandon plans for North Anna 3 reactor

Today 15 organizations announced they have come together to form Not on Our Fault Line, an alliance that will oppose Dominion Virginia Power’s plans for a new nuclear reactor in Louisa County adjacent to the site of the North Anna Reactors 1 & 2.

Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Lies and numbers

It is difficult to assess just how deep the deception runs in Dominion’s efforts to ram the Atlantic Coast Pipeline down the throats of communities and rate-payers in Virginia.

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Southern Environmental Law Center responds to Dominion solar announcement

Today Dominion Virginia Power announced it is planning to develop 400MW of solar power that will be operational by 2020. Dominion anticipates that these solar projects will be capable of powering 10,000 homes at peak capacity.

Sierra Club statement on Dominion Virginia Power solar announcement

In Response to the Dominion Virginia Power announcement regarding its first large-scale solar project in Virginia, Glen Besa, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia chapter issued the following statement.

Dominion Virginia Power planning Virginia’s first large-scale solar project

Dominion Virginia Power filed an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission Tuesday to build Virginia’s first large-scale solar facility.


SCC reschedules hearing on high-voltage transmission grid in Fauquier, Prince William

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has rescheduled a February 4 public hearing in Richmond to convene on April 20 regarding an application by Dominion Virginia Power to upgrade and improve various electric transmission facilities located in Fauquier and Prince William counties.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank receives $75,000 from Dominion Foundation

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has received a $75,000 donation from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, Inc., parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.

SELC, Sierra Club seek to end decades of Dominion coal ash pollution into the Elizabeth River

The Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Sierra Club, sent notice to Dominion Virginia Power of their intention to bring suit under the Clean Water Act to clean up leaking coal ash pits at the Chesapeake Energy Center (CEC) on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, Virginia.


Virginia college access organization receives $25K grant from Dominion Resources

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from Dominion Resources, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, a college access organization, can provide more financial aid services to students in Augusta, Highland and Nelson.


Lindenburg Industry to invest $113 million in first U.S. manufacturing operation

Lindenburg Industry, a subsidiary of a Chinese-owned corporation, will invest $113 million to establish an industrial honeycomb manufacturing operation in the Town of Appomattox in Appomattox County.


CIT releases annual report on research commercialization in Virginia

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced this week the release of the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) annual report for FY2014, showing growth in new patents, products and innovative companies.

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One lane closed on southbound Route 29 in Albemarle County

Tree removal work will close the southbound right lane on Route 29 (Seminole Trail) in northern Albemarle County today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dominion pipeline presentation moves Staunton City Council meeting

The Staunton City Council meetings on Thursday, August 28, 2014, will be relocated from City Hall to the auditorium at Robert E. Lee High School, 1200 North Coalter Street, Staunton, Virginia.


Scam Alert: Beware of calls about overdue electric bills

Several residents in Staunton and other cities across Virginia have received phone calls where subjects have identified themselves as a collections department for Dominion Virginia Power. The residents are being advised that if they do not pay the past due amount immediately their power will be cut off.

McAuliffe announces Microsoft expansion in Mecklenburg County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Microsoft Corp. will invest $346.7 million to expand its data center site in Mecklenburg County and increase capacity to serve its growing customer base.

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Fan Care: Free fans for seniors

Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) is happy to be able to sponsor the FAN CARE program again this year along with Virginia Division for the Aging and Dominion Virginia Power.


National Park Service seeks comments on environmental assessment

The public is invited to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Dooms – Bremo 230-kV Transmission Line Upgrade for Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit.

State Corporation Commission adjusts Dominion Virginia Power rate of return

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has ordered Dominion Virginia Power to make various financial and accounting adjustments to ensure that customers continue to pay fair and reasonable rates for electric service. The SCC directives come after a review of the rates charged by the state’s largest electric utility, as required by Virginia law.

$10K Dominion grant to assist Coldwaters project

Emmett Toms of Dominion Virginia Power presents a $10,000 donation to Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc.’s Executive Director Kimberly Watters and Center for Coldwaters Restoration intern Chelsea Swain

Thousands still in the dark after severe storms

Power companies are still working to restore service to thousands of Virginia residents who have been off the grid since a wave of powerful storms blew through the Commonwealth Friday night


Crews continue efforts to restore power following Friday storms

Dominion Virginia Power and the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative continue to work around the clock to restore power following Friday’s severe storms. More than 71,000 Dominion customers in the Shenandoah Valley and 451,000 customers statewide were still without power as of 10 a.m. Sunday

Dominion: More than 900K without power statewide

Dominion Virginia Power crews are assessing damage and working with local emergency personnel today to return electrical service to more than 900,000 customers, including more than 98,000 in the Shenandoah Valley, focusing first on public health and safety facilities including public cooling locations

SCC sets fuel rate for Dominion

The State Corporation Commission has approved a new fuel rate requested by Dominion Virginia Power that will take effect on July 1. The SCC accepted a plan that will spread the higher costs for fuel over a two-year period instead of the normal one-year recovery period. Ratepayers are not charged the financing costs of spreading […]

Frank Nolen: Let the SCC set rates

Column by Frank Nolen Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   In 2007 the General Assembly passed legislation that greatly reduced the ability of the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to set just and reasonable electric rates. The result has been a 60 percent increase in the electric rates paid by customers of the Appalachian Power Company and […]

Dominion Power rates to drop – slightly – effective Jan. 1

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Rates for Dominion Virginia Power customers will be reduced on Jan. 1, 2010, in accordance with changes approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). For the typical residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity, the net result is a decrease in the monthly electric bill of 87 […]

State, Dominion partnering on electric-vehicle charging stations

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today announced as part of his Renew Virginia initiative a partnership with Dominion Virginia Power to install electric vehicle charging stations at certain state rest areas. These charging stations, installed at no cost to the state, are designed to accommodate most of today’s hybrid electric vehicles and use of the stations […]

Judge rules state board violated federal law in Wise County coal-fired plant case

In a momentous victory for clean energy advocates in Virginia, a Richmond Circuit Court judge ruled today that the State Air Pollution Control Board violated federal environmental law in permitting Dominion Power’s coal-fired power plant in Wise County in the southwest corner of the state.

Winners and Losers: June 27, 2008

Compiled by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net LOSERS: You, me and everybody we know The State Corporation Commission said today that it has approved Dominion Virginia Power’s request for an 18 percent rate hike. Yippee. The average residential utility bill will go up $16.61 a month with the rate increase. The good news – Dominion deferred about […]

Webb notes concern over Dominion rate increase

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Dominion Virginia Power customers could see increases in their monthly bills in the range of $15 to $20 per month. U.S. Sen. Jim Webb wants to know why. Webb, D-Va., has written the Virginia State Corporation Commission to inquire into the requested rate increase from Dominion. In a letter dated […]