NRDC policy director Walton Shepherd says the utility over-relies on blockbuster projects that do more for its image and bottom line than for customers.
After a half-decade fight over pipeline easements, property owners look to recoup legal costs and property values.
Projects give Virginia an edge as an industry hub, the utility’s vice president of construction explains in an interview.
HB 167 requires state regulators to consider whether pipeline capacity is needed for reliability before approving projects.
House Bill 528, now awaiting the governor’s signature, offers state regulators more authority over monopoly utilities.