The office of the Virginia Attorney General has told state regulators that Dominion Energy has overstated the economic benefits of a proposed offshore wind farm.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a new analysis filed Friday warns of “significant risks” to customers from the costly project.
The State Corporation Commission is considering Richmond-based Dominion’s plans for the approximately $9.8 billion, 180-turbine wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach.
Hearings in the case are scheduled for May.
A Dominion spokesperson told the newspaper offshore wind is good for energy security and the Virginia economy and environment.