Virginia Community Solar Pilot
Dominion Energy Virginia is pleased to offer the Virginia Community Solar Pilot.
This exciting new renewable energy program provides another avenue for our valued customers to achieve their sustainability goals and add more solar power to Virginia’s grid.
Program Development Status
On September 11, 2018, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved the Virginia Community Solar Pilot. The pilot program application and other procedural information are available on the SCC’s website under Case Number PUR-2018-00009.
This program, currently being developed by Dominion Energy Virginia, includes executing power purchase agreements with participating solar facilities, developing customer communications, and enhancing the systems required to subscribe customers in the pilot program.
Interested customers are encouraged to sign up for pre-enrollment by using the button below.
Signing up ensures notification when enrollment is open and the first project is operational. Pre-enrollment does not commit you to participation in the program and will not impact your bill. Participation is available on a first come first serve basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Virginia Community Solar Pilot Program?
A voluntary, premium program allowing Dominion Energy Virginia customers the opportunity to purchase energy from new solar facilities located in communities throughout Dominion Energy Virginia’s service territory.
How did it come about?
Providing our customers with more options, along with enabling legislation, Senate Bill 1393 (2017), were the driving factors in developing this program. We received direct feedback that our customers want more renewables on the grid and options to select their energy generation sources.
Who is eligible to participate?
The program is open to Dominion Energy Virginia residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Customers receiving temporary service are not eligible.
How much does it cost?
The cost is an additional 2.01 cents ($0.0201) per kilowatt-hour. A typical customer using 1000 kWh would pay approximately $20 extra per month at the 100% option.
Residential and commercial customers under 500 kW will have the option to subscribe to 100 kilowatt-hour blocks (max of five blocks) or subscribe to an amount that matches 100% of their monthly electricity use.
Non-residential customers over 500kW are limited to ten blocks (1,000) kWh.
Is the solar energy delivered directly to my home or business?
No, nothing will change about how electricity is delivered to your home or business. This program is an affordable opportunity to support solar energy in Virginia without making changes to your home or business.
Where are the solar facilities located?
The five participating solar facilities are currently under development. The facilities are third-party owned and located in communities throughout Virginia. Additional information will be available in the near future about the participating solar facilities.