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About the Program

What is Dominion Energy Green Power?

Dominion Energy Green Power is one of more than 850 voluntary green pricing programs throughout the country that provide customers with a practical and economical way to support renewable energy and harness the benefits.

With a cost of just 1.3 cents additional per kilowatt-hour, it's one of the most affordable voluntary green power programs in the country.*

* Based on data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Why Should I Participate?

Why customers choose green power

Dominion Energy Green Power makes it easy for customers to have a positive environmental impact in the region.

The benefits of supporting Green Power include:

  • Supporting the creation of “green” jobs in the US
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Helping expand America’s renewable energy resources

For example, the renewable energy purchased by a typical customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month and enrolled in the 100% option for one year will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 6 metric tons - the same greenhouse gas reduction provided by planting 142 trees!

Alternatively, the renewable energy purchased for $10 per month with the Block Option is equivalent to removing 1 car from the road for a year.*

** According to the U.S. EPA, the average car is driven 11,318 miles per year.

*US EPA Green Power Equivalency Calculator.  Green-e Energy does not certify or verify carbon emissions claims or methodologies for calculating emissions related to biomass.

Where’s My Money Going?

Your Dominion Energy Green Power payment is used to support green energy from wind, solar and biomass facilities in our region. Your contribution is used to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and to help cover the costs of the program which include customer education, program promotion, tracking and verifying RECs, and program administration.

Dominion Energy does not make a profit from the Dominion Energy Green Power program.

All RECs purchased through this program are Green-e Energy® certified. Green-e Energy is a nonprofit, third-party organization which ensures product quality and customer protection.  For more information about Green-e please visit www.green-e.org

Questions? Email us at greenpower@dominionenergy.com

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