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News | News Release Contact: Andy Farmer, (804) 371-9141
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2013
Listen speaker image SCC APPROVES DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM TO BUY ELECTRICTY FROM CUSTOMER-OWNED SOLAR GENERATION

RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved a request by Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) to offer a rate option for customers who own solar generation installations. The rate option is one of the components of DVP’s Community Solar Power Program.

The new rate program will allow qualifying solar customer-generators to purchase all of their electricity from the company on their current rate schedule and to sell all of their solar generation to DVP at a fixed price of 15 cents per kilowatt-hour for a period of five years. DVP will purchase up to three megawatts of energy output from customer-owned solar generation installations.

DVP utilizes a portion of the voluntary environmental contributions received through the company’s Green Power Program in addition to the avoided cost energy rate component to arrive at the 15 cents per kilowatt-hour purchase price.

The Commission found that the solar purchase program, taken as a whole, is reasonably designed to promote customer-owned distributed solar generation facilities and to offer an alternative to net energy metering.

The SCC approved the other component of DVP’s Community Solar Power Program in case number PUE-2011-00117. In that component, DVP will construct and operate up to 30 megawatts of company-owned solar generation facilities at various commercial, industrial, and public locations.

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Case Number PUE-2012-00064
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