Do­min­ion to re­fund more than $11 mil­lion for over­charg­ing

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Vir­ginia’s largest elec­tric util­ity says it will re­pay more than $11 mil­lion it over­charged some com­mer­cial cus­tomers by not prop­erly read­ing me­ters.

Do­min­ion En­ergy over­charged about 24,000 com­mer­cial cus­tomers be­tween 2013 and 2016 be­cause the com­pany’s meter read­ers were not re­set­ting me­ters each month to track peak de­mand.

Reg­u­la­tory fil­ings show the com­pany ex­pects to pay be­tween $11 mil­lion to $12 mil­lion in re­funds, plus in­ter­est and a 5 per­cent “good­will credit.”

The com­pany has said the im­proper read­ings may have oc­curred be­fore 2013, but the com­pany doesn’t have the records to check. Cus­tomers who can show they were over­billed prior to 2013 will be el­i­gi­ble for re­funds.

The State Cor­po­ra­tion Com­mis­sion ap­proved Do­min­ion’s re­pay­ment plan last week.

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