On March 26, 2020, the State Corporation Commission of Virginia approved all EV-related components of Dominion Energy Virginia’s Grid Transformation Plan 1B. The $20.8 million in approved investment includes rebates for make-ready charging infrastructure, rebates for smart charging equipment that enables managed charging, and utility-owned charging infrastructure at strategic locations. Approvals include almost $8 million for rebated and make-ready investment supporting electric transit bus charging in Dominion’s service territory.
Dominion was also approved to own and operate four DC fast charging stations that will specifically target electrification of ride-hail vehicles. Other charging infrastructure elements of the program will support EV charging at MUD, workplace, and public locations. The program also includes $3.2 million designed to enhance customer EV awareness in Virginia. This approval sets the stage for the roll out of Dominion’s electric school bus program announced in 2019. The utility plans to deploy more than 1,000 electric school buses throughout their Virginia service territory over the next several years.