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Here’s an Update on Dominion’s CPCN

On October 30, 2015, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (the “SCC”) issued an Order for Notice and Hearing (the “Order”) in response to Dominion Virginia Power’s (“Dominion”) application for approval and certificates of public convenience and necessity to construct and operate three utility scale solar electric generating facilities (the “Application”). As we discussed here, Dominion has proposed to build three large-scale solar facilities with a combined capacity of 56 MW in three Virginia counties:  (i) 17 MW to be built on 165 acres in Powhatan County, (ii) 20 MW to be built on 250 acres in Louise County and (iii) 19 MW to be built on 200 acres in Isle of Wight County.

The Order provides that any person or entity who wishes to participate as a respondent in the proceeding must file a notice of participation on or before January 12, 2016. In addition, the Order sets forth that any interested person wishing to comment on the Application must file comments with the Clerk of the Commission on or before March 15, 2016. Finally, a public hearing will be convened on March 22, 2016 with respect to the Application.

You can read the Commission’s Order here.