I'm not clear on what you think is UNfair about this process. Utility scale solar may be less expensive than distributed / small solar. But that says nothing about homeowners and small businesses who deserve the option to go solar to better manage their energy costs. What's not fair about generating one's own electricity and reducing the risks of almost certain future price increases?
RE: Nuclear. I don't see how it even compares -- or competes -- without massive subisidies. Look at the cost-overruns AND delays at the Vogtle complex in Georgia. Even Virginia Power is trying to pass through costs of its research into a third reactor at the now geologically-challenged North Anna plant.
What is upsetting many people in Virginia is the public face these utilities brought to the process and their abrupt withdrawal. Some of them are not feeling the first taste of real pressure from the customers they are charged, under a monopoly regime, with serving. Ratepayers deserve a LOT better. This valuation process is one small way of respecting that.
Iin case you don't know: natural gas supply is competitive in Virginia. Dominion prevented that from happening with electricity.