November 4, 2020

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF A PETITION BY VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, FOR APPROVAL OF BROADBAND CAPACITY PILOT PROJECTS PURSUANT TO § 56-585.1:9 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA, AND FOR APPROVAL OF A RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE, DESIGNATED RIDER RBB, UNDER § 56-585.1 A 6 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA CASE NO. | Legal Announcements

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF A PETITION BY VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, FOR APPROVAL OF BROADBAND CAPACITY PILOT PROJECTS PURSUANT TO § 56-585.1:9 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA, AND FOR APPROVAL OF A RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE, DESIGNATED RIDER RBB, UNDER § 56-585.1 A 6 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA CASE NO. | Legal Announcements


NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF A PETITION BY VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, FOR APPROVAL OF BROADBAND CAPACITY PILOT PROJECTS PURSUANT TO § 56-585.1:9 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA, AND FOR APPROVAL OF A RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE, DESIGNATED RIDER RBB, UNDER § 56-585.1 A 6 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA CASE NO. PUR-2020-00197 On October 1, 2020, Virginia Electric and Power Company (“Dominion” or “Company”) filed a petition (“Petition”) with the State Corporation Commission (“Commission”) pursuant to § 56-585.1:9 of the Code of Virginia (“Code”) and Code § 56-585.1 A 6 for (i) approval of pilot programs to make available and provide broadband capacity to unserved areas in Surry County, Botetourt County, and the Northern Neck region of Virginia (“Surry Pilot,” “Botetourt Pilot,” and “Northern Neck Pilot” respectively, and collectively the “Pilot Projects”); and (ii) establishment of a rate adjustment clause (“RAC”) for the Surry Pilot and Botetourt Pilot, designated Rider RBB, for the rate year commencing August 1, 2021, through July 31, 2022 (“Rate Year”). The Company asserts that it will partner with RURALBAND, BARC Connects, and All Points Broadband (collectively, “ISPs”) to extend broadband capacity in unserved areas. Pursuant to Code § 56-585.1:9 I, the Company requests that the term of the Pilot Projects be extended three years beyond the three-year minimum provided in the Code, for a total of six years. Description of the Pilot Projects: Surry Pilot Through the Surry Pilot, the Company would provide broadband capacity to RURALBAND in unserved areas of Surry County, Virginia. The Company proposes to install 144-strand All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (“ADSS”) fiber for approximately 26.7 miles along the trunk line or the Company’s main distribution line and 72-strand ADSS fiber for approximately 16.5 miles on the lateral lines or the Company’s distribution tap lines. RURALBAND expects to lease 24 fiber strands so that it can deliver high-speed Internet access to the residences and businesses in Surry County. The total estimated capital costs are approximately $3.6 million for the estimated 43.2 route miles of middle mile fiber for the Surry Pilot, of which approximately $2.5 million is considered incremental and included in the RAC calculation. Botetourt Pilot Through the Botetourt Pilot, the Company would provide broadband capacity to BARC Connects in unserved areas of Botetourt County, Virginia. Dominion plans to install 144-count ADSS fiber along the trunk line for approximately 18.5 miles and 72-count ADSS fiber along the lateral lines for 15.8 miles. BARC Connects’ fiber design and engineering firm is still in the process of completing the final design, which will dictate the number of fiber strands needed to provide last mile service. The fiber strands will be leased by buffer tube in multiples of twelve so that BARC Connects can deliver high-speed Internet access to residences and businesses. The estimated capital costs are approximately $3.5 million for the estimated 34.3 route miles of middle mile fiber in the Botetourt Pilot, of which approximately $2.6 million is considered incremental and included in the RAC calculation. Northern Neck Pilot Dominion, All Points Broadband, and Northern Neck Electric Cooperative have developed a framework where All Points Broadband would lease fiber from the Company in Stafford, King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, and Northumberland Counties. All Points Broadband would be responsible for building the last mile of fiber in Stafford, King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, and Northumberland Counties for both Dominion Energy Virginia and Northern Neck Electric Cooperative customers. Dominion would install 144-count ADSS fiber along the trunk lines for approximately 116.6 miles and 72-count ADSS fiber along the lateral lines for approximately 100.6 miles throughout the Northern Neck region. The Petition states that final design has not been completed for the Northern Neck Pilot. Dominion has identified a route across five counties in the Northern Neck region totaling approximately 217 miles. Based on the Company’s previous experience and the designs of the two other Pilot Projects, the Company anticipates average capital costs of $100,000 per mile. The Company estimates capital costs in the range of $21 million for the Northern Neck Pilot. Dominion does not seek recovery of the incremental costs associated with the Northern Neck Pilot and is only seeking a prudency determination at this time. In this proceeding, Dominion has also asked the Commission to approve Rider RBB for the Rate Year. The Company states that it will use the lease revenues from the ISPs to offset Pilot Projects costs. For the Rate Year, the Company requests recovery of a total revenue requirement of $1.2 million, which includes a Projected Cost Recovery Factor only. The Company states it is utilizing a rate of return on common equity of 9.2% in this proceeding consistent with the Commission’s Final Order in Case No. PUR 2019-00050. According to the Petition, implementation of the proposed Rider RBB on August 1, 2021, will increase the residential customer’s monthly bill, based on 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month, by $0.03. A more complete description of the Pilot Projects may be found in the Company’s Petition. An electronic copy of the Company’s Petition may be viewed on the Commission’s website or may be obtained by submitting a request to counsel for the Company: Audrey T. Bauhan, Esquire, Dominion Energy Services, Inc.,120 Tredegar Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, Audrey.t.bauhan@dominionenergy.com. The Commission entered an Order for Notice and Hearing that, among other things, scheduled a public hearing on February 16, 2021, at 10 a.m., to receive the testimony of public witnesses and the evidence of the Company, any respondents, and Staff. Further details on the hearing will be provided by subsequent Commission Order or Hearing Examiner’s Ruling. The Commission has taken judicial notice of the ongoing public health emergency related to the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and the declarations of emergency issued at both the state and federal levels. In accordance therewith, all pleadings, briefs, or other documents required to be served in this matter should be submitted electronically to the extent authorized by 5 VAC 5-20-150, Copies and format, of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (“Rules of Practice”). Confidential and Extraordinarily Sensitive information shall not be submitted electronically and should comply with 5 VAC 5-20-170, Confidential information, of the Rules of Practice. For the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, any person seeking to hand deliver and physically file or submit any pleading or other document shall contact the Clerk’s Office Document Control Center at (804) 371-9838 to arrange the delivery. Pursuant to 5 VAC 5-20-140, Filing and service, of the Commission’s Rules of Practice, the Commission has directed that service on parties and the Commission’s Staff in this matter shall be accomplished by electronic means. Please refer to the Commission’s Order for Notice and Hearing for further instructions concerning Confidential or Extraordinarily Sensitive Information. On or before January 25, 2021, any interested person may file comments on the Petition by following the instructions on the Commission’s website: scc.virginia.gov/casecomments/Submit-Public-Comments or by filing such comments with the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. Compact discs or any other form of electronic storage medium may not be filed with the comments. All such comments shall refer to Case No. PUR-2020-00197. On or before December 14, 2020, any interested person or entity may participate as a respondent by filing, with the Clerk of the Commission at the address above or scc.virginia.gov/clk/efiling/, a notice of participation in accordance with the Commission’s Rules of Practice. Notices of participation shall include the email addresses of the party or its counsel. The respondent simultaneously shall serve a copy of the notice of participation on counsel to the Company. Pursuant to 5 VAC 5-20-80 B, Participation as a respondent, of the Commission’s Rules of Practice, any notice of participation shall set forth: (i) a precise statement of the interest of the respondent; (ii) a statement of the specific action sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the factual and legal basis for the action. Any organization, corporation, or government body participating as a respondent must be represented by counsel as required by 5 VAC 5-20-30, Counsel, of the Rules of Practice. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUR-2020-00197. For additional information about participation as a respondent, any person or entity should obtain a copy of the Commission’s Order for Notice and Comment. Any documents filed in paper form with the Office of the Clerk of the Commission in this docket may use both sides of the paper. In all other respects, except as modified by the Commission’s Order for Notice and Comment, all filings shall comply fully with the requirements of 5 VAC 5-20-150, Copies and format, of the Commission’s Rules of Practice. The Company’s Petition, the Commission’s Rules of Practice, and the Commission’s Order for Notice and Hearing may be viewed at the Commission’s website: scc.virginia.gov/pages/Case-Information. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY d/b/a DOMINION ENERGY VIRGINIA



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