Tag: State Corporation Commission

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SCC schedules hearing for Columbia Gas rate request

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled a December public hearing on a request by Columbia Gas of Virginia to increase its rates.


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McAuliffe announces rail safety task force

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne will co-chair the interagency Railroad Safety and Security Task Force.


Gov. McAuliffe announces revenue decline

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced that state general fund revenue collections declined 3.4% in February. There was a solid gain in individual income tax withholding but that was offset by declines in retail sales, insurance premiums tax and recordation taxes.


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.


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Statement by Sens. Warner, Kaine on SCC finding on healthcare coverage

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine offered comment following the announcement by the State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance approving renewal of existing healthcare plans in the individual and small business markets, allowing policyholders to continue existing coverage through the end of 2014.


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 […]


State Corporation Commission joins Electronic Age

Unveils new website to offer electronic filing, payment services Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net The State Corporation Commission has unveiled a new website – SCC eFile – the first of several steps to offer electronic filing and payment services for business entity transactions handled by the Clerk’s Office of the Commission. The newly redesigned SCC […]


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 […]


Al Weed and Bobbie Joe Gardner: Customer alert on utilities and renewable power

Op-ed by Al Weed and Bobbie Joe Gardner Earlier this year the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill requiring investor owned electric companies to notify their customers about the possibility of buying renewable power. In asking the utilities to do something innovative, the General Assembly has also given the power of choice to the utility […]


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 […]