Details for NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY'S REQUEST TO REVISE ITS FUEL FACTOR CASE NO.

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY'S REQUEST TO REVISE ITS FUEL FACTOR CASE NO. PUR-2021-00097 Virginia Electric and Power Company ("Dominion") has filed its application pursuant to § 56-249.6 of the Code of Virginia seeking to increase its fuel factor from 1.7021 cents per kilowatt hour ("¢/kWh") to 2.0448¢/kWh, effective for usage on and after July 1, 2021. According to Dominion, the total proposed fuel factor would increase the average weighted monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity by $3.43, or approximately 2.9%. The State Corporation Commission ("Commission") will hold a public and evidentiary hearing in this case on June 23, 2021, at 10 a.m. Further details on the hearing will be provided by subsequent Commission Order or Hearing Examiner's Ruling. Further information about this case is available on the SCC website at: scc.virginia.gov/case. On May 13, 2021, Virginia Electric and Power Company ("Company" or "Dominion") filed with the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") its application ("Application") pursuant to § 56-249.6 of the Code of Virginia seeking an increase in its fuel factor from 1.7021 cents per kilowatt hour ("¢/kWh") to 2.0448¢/kWh, effective for usage on and after July 1, 2021. The Company's proposed fuel factor, reflected in Fuel Charge Rider A, consists of both current and prior period factors. The Company's proposed current period factor for Fuel Charge Rider A of 1.9443¢/kWh is designed to recover the Company's estimated Virginia jurisdictional fuel expenses, including purchased power expenses, of approximately $1.39 billion for the period July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. The Company's proposed prior period factor for Fuel Charge Rider A of 0.1005¢/kWh is designed to collect approximately $71.6 million, which represents the net of two projected June 30, 2021 fuel balances. In total, Dominion's proposed fuel factor represents a 0.3427¢/kWh increase from the fuel factor rate presently in effect of 1.7021¢/kWh, which was approved in Case No. PUR 2020 00031. According to the Company, this proposal would result in an annual fuel revenue increase of approximately $244.1 million between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The total proposed fuel factor would increase the average weighted monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity by $3.43, or approximately 2.9%. The Commission entered an Order Establishing 2021-2022 Fuel Factor Proceeding that, among other things, scheduled a public hearing at 10 a.m. on June 23, 2021, to receive the testimony of public witnesses and the evidence of the Company, any respondents, and the Commission's Staff. Further details on this 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 shall 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 Establishing 2021-2022 Fuel Factor Proceeding for further instructions concerning Confidential or Extraordinarily Sensitive Information. An electronic copy of the public version of the Company's Application may be obtained by submitting a written request to counsel for the Company, Elaine S. Ryan, Esquire, McGuireWoods LLP, Gateway Plaza, 800 East Canal Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or eryan@mcguirewoods.com. On or before June 22, 2021, any interested person may file comments on the Application either electronically 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. All comments shall refer to Case refer to Case No. PUR-2021-00097. On or before June 14, 2021, any person or entity wishing to participate as a respondent in this proceeding may do so by filing a notice of participation with the Clerk of the Commission at: scc.virginia.gov/clk/efiling or at the physical address set forth above. Such notice of participation shall include the email addresses of such parties or their counsel. A copy of the notice of participation as a respondent also must be sent to counsel for 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. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUR-2021-00097. For additional information about participation as a respondent, any person or entity should obtain a copy of the Commission's Order Establishing 2021-2022 Fuel Factor Proceeding. On or before June 14, 2021, each respondent may file with the Clerk of the Commission, either electronically at scc.virginia.gov/clk/efiling or at the physical address set forth above, and serve on the Commission's Staff, the Company, and all other respondents, any testimony and exhibits by which the respondent expects to establish its case, and each witness's testimony shall include a summary not to exceed one page. In all filings, respondents shall comply with the Commission's Rules of Practice, as modified by the Commission's Order Establishing 2021-2022 Fuel Factor Proceeding, including, but not limited to: 5 VAC 5-20-140, Filing and service, and 5 VAC 5-20-240, Prepared testimony and exhibits. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUR 2021-00097. 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 Establishing 2021-2022 Fuel Factor Proceeding, 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 Commission's Rules of Practice, the Company's Application, the Commission's Order Establishing 2021-2022 Fuel Factor Proceeding, and other documents filed in this case may be viewed on the Commission's website: scc.virginia.gov/pages/Case Information. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY

4860 COX ROAD SUITE 150, GLEN ALLEN, VA 22903

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