About the Program
The Dominion Energy REC Select program is a cost-effective way to match your home or business’ electricity use through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). We will procure RECs sourced from a broad range of generation facilities that meet the definition of “renewable energy” as defined in Va. Code Section 56-576 and are located within the continental United States.
Purchasing RECs through this program is a great way to meet your individual sustainability goals while helping to support the growth and development of renewable energy technologies nationwide. Your purchase will guarantee that renewable energy was generated and delivered to the grid on your behalf.
What is a REC?
They are tradeable certificates that prove renewable energy was generated on the purchasers’ behalf. RECs represent one megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable energy that can be paired with electricity.
Types of Renewable Energy
All types of renewable energy under Virginia law are eligible: solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, wave, tidal, biomass, and landfill gas.
Opened in January 2020, the resources the program purchases is dependent on customer interest. In early 2021, and each year forward, we’ll share the annual renewable resource mix of the RECs used in the previous year. We will include the location, amount, and type of energy supported by the program.
The program is similar to Dominion Energy’s Green Power Program in that customers can purchase RECs to match their electricity usage. We're excited to build on the success of Green Power and offer a lower, more affordable cost option to customers while broadening the geographic boundaries and available renewable energy supply options.
Two enrollment options are available to you when participating in Dominion Energy’s REC Select Program:
- 100% Option: This option allows you to purchase RECs to match your monthly electricity use. It will add an additional 0.075 cents ($0.75) per megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity used to your monthly bill.
Example: If your monthly energy usage is 1MWh, or 1,000kWh, the charge on your bill will be $0.75 cents. ($0.75 x 1MWh = $0.75 cents added to your bill)
- Block Option: This option allows you to purchase renewable energy in any fixed number of kilowatt hours (kWh) per month – as many as you wish. Each block is equal to 100 kWh and guarantees that 100 kWh of renewable energy is delivered to the grid.
Example: If you elect to buy 20 blocks per month, the charge on your bill will be $1.50. (20 blocks x 100kWh x 0.075 cents = $1.50 added your bill)
Your monthly charge for REC Select is an addition to your monthly electric bill. This extra charge appears on an enrolled customer's monthly electric bill as "Rider REC (Select Block Option)”.
To enroll or change your contribution amount, please register or sign in here. Residential Customers will select “Renewable Energy Programs” under the “Energy Use & Conservation” section, while non-residential customers will select “Energy Management” under the “Energy Use & Management” section.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my rates change over time?
No, the Dominion Energy REC Select rate will remain fixed. If the rates changes, we will give advanced notice to customers.
Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
Yes, you may cancel your subscription. When notice is received, we will terminate service effective with or prior to your next meter read date.
What other fees exist?
There are no additional fees associated with REC Select.