Utility Programs Archive

We believe that utility energy efficiency programs are an integral part of the energy efficiency landscape in Virginia. Click below to view VAEEC’s official comments, testimony, letters, press releases, and reports from 2012 to 2022 that have helped shape Virginia’s utility programs.


Support of 2022 Utility Programs

  • The VAEEC is participating in Dominion Energy’s Demand Side Management hearing, which is scheduled for May 11th and 12th. View the VAEEC’s direct testimony (March 2022) in this case.


Support of 2021 Utility Programs

  • In their IX filing, Dominion Energy is proposing 11 new programs for 2021, including nine energy efficiency programs. The hearing and public testimony are scheduled for June 8th.
  • The VAEEC is participating in Dominion Energy’s EM&V docket. The hearing is scheduled for May 25th. View the VAEEC’s direct testimony (March 2021) in this case.
  • The State Corporation Commission (SCC) published the final rules for the Large General Service customer opt-out in January. View the rules here.


Support of 2020 Utility Programs

  • VAEEC’s Direct Testimony on the 2020 Dominion Energy DSM programs filing (March 2020).
  • VAEEC’s Post-Hearing Brief on the 2020 Dominion Energy DSM programs filing (June 2020)
  • Appalachian Power Company has released their RFPs for eight proposed DSM programs. Proposals were due June 1st.
  • Dominion and Appalachian Power commit to improved Low-Income eligibility definition (July 2020)
  • SCC Final Order on Dominion’s DSM Filing (July 2020)
  • VAEEC’s public comments on the SCC Large General Service customer opt-out proceeding (November 2020)


Support of 2019 Utility Programs

  • VAEEC’s Legal Memorandum as part of the 2019 DSM programs filing (March 2019)
  • VAEEC’s Direct Testimony on the 2019 Dominion DSM programs filing (February 2019)


VAEEC’s 2018 Virginia Energy Plan Comments

Regulatory, Other

  • Executive Director Chelsea Harnish submitted comments on Dominion’s Grid Modification plan. To view them, click here: Grid Mod Filing Comments (Nov 2018)
  • Richmond 300, the City of Richmond’s Master Plan, comments (October 2018)
  • Virginia Housing Development Authority 2019 Virginia Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plan comments (Sept 2018)
  • SCC Stakeholder Group Framework recommendations (May 2018)

VAEEC Letter to Dominion Energy on Expanded Weatherization Program

  • Chelsea Harnish’s letter to Dominion Energy that highlights the list of measures the VAEEC hopes to see included in the new Energy Share Weatherization Services program (June 2018).

Support of 2018 Utility Programs

  • VAEEC’s Direct Testimony on the 2018 Dominion low-income program filing (February 2018)
  • Official Testimony to the State Corporation Commission on Appalachian Power demand-side management program by VAEEC Executive Directory Chelsea Harnish. (January 2018)


2017 Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V)

Support of 2017 Utility Programs

  • Official testimony to the State Corporation Commission on Dominion demand-side management program by VAEEC Executive Director Chelsea Harnish and by VAEEC Board member Andrew Grigsby. (February 2017)
  • VAEEC’s Post-Hearing Brief as part of Dominion’s DSM proceeding. (May 2017)


2016 Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V)

  • Letter to the State Corporation Commission re: RE: PUE-2016-00022, Ex Parte: In the matter of receiving input for evaluating the establishment of protocols, a methodology, and a formula to measure the impact of energy efficiency measures (Evaluation, Measurement & Verification or EM&V). The SCC’s call for comments on EM+V was part of legislation (HB 1053 and SB 395) that VAEEC supported during the 2016 session. Read the letter. (May 2016)
  • Synapse Energy Economics Memo to VAEEC on EM&V, referenced as “Attachment A” in the May 2016 letter to the SCC. Read the memo.(May 2016)
  • VAEEC Chair Cynthia Adams’ testimony to the SCC on EM&V at the July 12, 2016 hearing.
  • We have compiled comments to the SCC on EM+V from a variety or organizations that you can access here.

Regulatory, Other

  • Letter to Executive Order 57 Working Group re: solutions to reducing carbon emission from power plants. (April 2017)
  • Letter to Governor McAuliffe re: U.S. EPA’s proposed rule on emissions regulations. (June 2014)

Support of 2016 Utility Programs

  • Testimony before the State Corporation Commission in support of Dominion Virginia Power’s efficiency programs.  (March 2016)
  • Comments regarding Washington Gas Light Company’s Conservation and Ratemaking Efficiency Plan. (March 2016)


2014 Regulatory Policies


Support of 2012 Utility Programs

  • Press release announcing support for 2012 Dominion’s energy efficiency programs.