RD320 - Information on the Status of State Corporation Commission (SCC)-Regulated Utility Customer Accounts

Executive Summary:

Chapter 56 of the 2020 Virginia Acts of Assembly, Special Session I (House Bill 5005) appropriated $100,000,000 the first year from the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to direct assistance to utility customers with accounts over 30 days in arrears. The State Corporation Commission (SCC) was directed to establish an application process in order to distribute such CRF directly to utilities. On December 21, 2020, the SCC distributed $43.5 million of CRF to SCC-regulated utilities. Currently, any amounts of unused CRF must be returned by the SCC-regulated utilities to the SCC by February 9, 2021. The SCC will return any unused CRF to the State Treasury by February 19, 2021.

As provided for in House Bill 5005, SCC-regulated utilities are required to provide certain information to the SCC concerning customer arrearages. The SCC Commissioners have instructed me to provide you the aggregated anonymized information by utility. Please see the responses from utilities that provided information to the SCC below.

/s/ Kim Pate
Director, Utility Accounting and Finance