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Virginia clean energy competition bill faces uncertain fate after collapsed negotiations

February 15, 2024

“In particular, we were concerned about the infeasibility and cost of increasing the distributed solar carve-out. This would have added hundreds of millions of dollars a year in new costs onto our customers,” Ruby said in an email. “We worked with a number of stakeholders over many weeks to address these concerns, but were unable to reach an agreement.”

Jemaine said she believed Dominion to be negotiating in “bad faith,” and that the utility had failed to supply documentation to support concerns it raised to her about aspects of the bill including the distributed generation carve-out. The carve-out would mandate Dominion use distributed generation to meet 5% of its annual renewable portfolio standard requirements, an increase from the current 1% mandate.

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