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The Renewable Energy Pilot Program allows a third party who owns or operates a solar-powered or wind-powered generation facility to sell renewable energy to Dominion Energy Virginia customers via a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

The program is an offering from the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). Qualified customers may enter into a PPA with a third party renewable energy supplier to produce energy from a wind or solar generator located on the customer’s premise.

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Participation is open to all Dominion Energy Virginia customers, as long as the guidelines listed in the Virginia State Corporation Commission Order are followed. Any party who intends to enter into a PPA under the pilot program must provide written notice to the Commission and Dominion Energy 30 calendar days before the effective date of the PPA. Follow these steps:

  1. Provide written notification of your intent to participate via an email.
  2. A Dominion Energy representative will contact you to confirm receipt of your notification and discuss potential interconnection scenarios.
  3. Once interconnection approval has been granted, and all changes to existing facilities are made (if applicable), you may begin to purchase power from your third party supplier.

Note: These steps are in addition to the notification and requirements found on the Virginia State Corporation Commission website.

FAQs

How is Dominion Energy involved with this pilot program?

The Renewable Energy Pilot Program is not an offering from Dominion Energy, but is a pilot created and implemented by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Any party who intends to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) under the pilot program must provide written notice to the Commission and to Dominion Energy 30 calendar days before the effective date of the PPA. Once notice is received, Dominion Energy will work with the third party supplier and the customer to interconnect to the distribution grid, and to install any necessary metering.

In order to comply with the reporting requirements listed in the Virginia State Corporation Commission Order, Dominion Energy must acquire generation data for all participating renewable generation facilities. Dominion Energy will work with the third party supplier and the customer to obtain the necessary generation data for reporting purposes.

When did the program start, and how long will it be available?

The program became available in December 2013, and the Virginia State Corporation Commission reviews the program every two years to determine next steps.

How much can I generate?

If the generation from the third party supplier is sold to an entity with tax exempt status in accordance with 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, then a capacity range of 1kW – 3MW can be installed.

If the generation from the third party supplier is sold to an entity without tax exempt status in accordance with 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, then a capacity range of 50kW – 3MW can be installed.

Is program participation limited?

The pilot program is limited to a total of 1000MW of combined generation capacity - 500MW for jurisdictional participants and 500MW for non-jurisdictional participants.

How can I tell if there is space available in the program?

Within three business days of receiving a written notice of intent, the Virginia State Corporation Commission staff will post to its website the amount of generation capacity associated with the notice, and the remaining capacity available for future pilot projects.

What kind of renewable energy is permitted?

Generation facilities may either be wind or solar powered.

Can I Net Meter and participate in the Renewable Energy Pilot Program?

Yes, as long as the customer and the generating facility meet the requirements listed in Dominion Energy’s Net Metering Terms and Conditions.

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