Firm Running Ft. Monroe Electrical System Sues Government over Base’s Closure

Firm Running Ft. Monroe Electrical System Sues Government over Base’s Closure

Dominion Energy is suing the federal government over the $13 million cost of upgrades needed to bring the 45-year-old electrical system at the former Fort Monroe, Va., up to current standards. The Richmond, Va.-based company was awarded a 50-year contract to take over the electrical system at Fort Monroe in 2004, one year before the post was designated for closure during the last BRAC round. The suit claims DOD did not attempt to reach a settlement over the contract’s early termination after the installation closed in 2011, reports the Daily Press. In 2016, a contracting officer concluded Dominion “owns the electrical system at Fort Monroe” and that “they are responsible for all upgrades on the system after the [2011] termination date,” the suit states.

Dominion has not yet made the upgrades, which include installing individual meters in each building, and new circuits and power supplies to the street lighting, as well as adding electrical switches and removing transformers.

Daily Press photo by Jonathon Gruenke

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