Virginia hearing examiner recommends denial of application for gas-fired power plant

A Virginia State Corporation Commission hearing examiner is recommending the commission deny an application by Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE: D) to build a $1.3 billion natural gas-fired power plant in Brunswick County, according to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

According to the Times-Dispatch, the official wrote in the recommendation the company did not try hard enough to find ways to provide power by buying it on the open market, which “calls into question the necessity and prudence of the Brunswick Plant.”

The report will go to the three-member commission, which will then make a final decision on the proposal to build the 1,358 MW plant. The parties have until July 3 to submit comments on the recommendation, according to the report.

The recommendation states the denial should be issued without prejudice, which would allow Dominion Virginia Power to refile the application after evaluating third-party market alternatives if it determines the new plant is the best option for ratepayers, the Times-Dispatch reported.

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