Va. SCC actions will slightly lower power bills

AP News
Posted: Dec 16, 2009 5:58 PM

The average Dominion Virginia Power customer will pay about 80 cents less per month as a result of two separate actions by the State Corporation Commission.

The commission said Wednesday that surcharges to recover the costs of building two new power plants will result in a $3.03 monthly increase. However, that will be more than offset by a $3.83 decrease in the amount the utility is authorized to collect to pay for fuel.

Those figures are based on a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity. The adjustments take effect Jan. 1.