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Direct Energy Files Petition with State Corporation Commission: “Dominion has taken its hostility towards competitive suppliers to a new level”

Company says Dominion is blocking it from supplying customers with 100% renewable energy

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See below for a petition by Direct Energy – “a competitive service provider…licensed to provide electric supply service to commercial, industrial and governmental customers in Virginia, including customers located in Dominion’s service territory that seek to purchase 100% renewable energy pursuant to…’Section A5′” – to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) seeking to force Dominion Energy to “immediately…process all pending enrollment requests by Direct Energy Business to provide competitive supply service to its customers.”

This is, in short, yet another salvo in the ongoing battle with Dominion Energy, which is trying to block businesses from choosing 100% green energy. Key points from Direct Energy include the following (bolding added by me for emphasis). In short, this is yet another example of why Dominion is a bad influence in Virginia, and why the General Assembly should regulate Dominion and stop allowing Dominion to regulate the legislature.

  • Dominion has taken its hostility towards competitive suppliers to a new level, fulfilling the role as judge, jury, and executioner by unilaterally deciding not to process pending or future requests for enrollment of Direct Energy Business customers for service.”
  • “[The rulings] do not provide a local distribution company with the self-help remedy of refusing to process enrollments if it is dissatisfied with the documentation provided.”
  • Dominion lacks any authority to unilaterally impose its ‘renewable capacity’ requirement by denying service to Direct Energy’s Business’s customers while the existence of any such requirement is being litigated.”
  • “Dominion is not empowered to declare Direct Energy’s Business’s sales to customers ‘illegal’ based on Dominion’s unilateral, unsupported and disputed ‘renewable capacity’ requirement…”
  • The malevolent tactics employed by Dominion must be finally called out, and Dominion should be required immediately to process all pending enrollment requests by Direct Energy Business to provide competitive supply service to its customers…”
  • Direct Energy Business vehemently disagrees with Dominion’s ‘renewable capacity’ requirement, and looks forward to establishing in the course of this proceeding that it will supply customers with 100% renewable energy, and…that it has already adequately documented its ability to do so.”