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Dominion: Bills need to go up to cover higher fuel costs

The state’s largest electric utility filed an application Thursday with the State Corporation...
The state’s largest electric utility filed an application Thursday with the State Corporation Commission seeking to revise the component of customers’ electric rates that covers fuel costs effective July 1.(WHSV)
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 3:28 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy Virginia told state regulators it expects customers’ bills to increase substantially as the result of dramatic increases in fuel prices.

The state’s largest electric utility filed an application Thursday with the State Corporation Commission seeking to revise the component of customers’ electric rates that covers fuel costs effective July 1.

The company said that it anticipates that by June 30, it will need to recover $1 billion more in fuel costs than previously expected.

That could result in a monthly bill increase of 20%. But the company is proposing spreading that cost recovery out over three years, meaning a smaller increase over a longer term.

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