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Customers may use this Notice of Non-Participation form for guidance.

FAQs

Who is eligible for the exemption?

  • Large General Service customers who have verifiable histories of using more than 1 megawatt of monthly demand from a single site, in any single billing month, during each of the previous three calendar years.
  • If a customer does not have three calendar years of billing history, they must demonstrate demand higher than 1 megawatt in a single month.
  • Customer must certify to the State Corporation Commission that it has implemented energy efficiency measures at the customer’s expense, that have produced measured and verified results, within the past five years.

When do the large general service customers have to provide notice?

  • Any customer seeking to establish its exemption from a rate adjustment clause authorized by the commission pursuant to 56-585.1 A 5c for the rate year beginning in 2021, shall provide notice of nonparticipation concerning the adjustment clause to its utility on or before April 8, 2021.
  • Going forward any customer seeking to establish its exemption from a rate adjustment clause authorized by the commission pursuant to 56-585.1 A 5 for the rate year beginning in 2022 and beyond shall provide a notice of nonparticipation concerning the rate adjustment clause to its utility on or before March 1 of the year in which the customer would like the exemption to begin.

What if the customer's notice misses the notification deadline?

  • Notices provided after the April 8, 2021, or subsequent annual March 1 deadlines will not be accepted during that calendar year and must be resubmitted for the next billing period sought.

If the customer was previously exempt, does the customer need to take any action?

  • Yes, customers seeking to continue a previous statutory exemption must provide a new notice of nonparticipation, as defined in 20VAC5-350-30, concerning the rate adjustment clause to its utility on or before April 8, 2021.

What are the criteria for the notice to the utility?

  • Notice will identify the customer.
  • Notice will provide the customer's billing address.
  • Notice will provide all applicable account numbers.
  • Notice will provide the location of the specific facility and single site for which any exemption is being sought.
  • Notice will include an affidavit signed by the customer's president, corporate secretary, or other officer of the customer concerning energy efficiency measures.
  • The affidavit shall attest to the validity of information submitted in support of the customer's notice of participation.
  • Notice must certify the energy efficiency savings achieved (in kilowatt hours) within the prior 5 years, and specific measures undertaken to achieve those savings and the life expectancy of each measure.
  • Each notice of nonparticipation shall also include a measurement and verification plan conforming to the protocol set forth in the definition of "measured and verified" as provided in 56-576 of the Code of Virginia. It shall be the customer's sole responsibility to ensure its measurement and verification plan conforms to this definition.
  • Customer is responsible for complying with the rules set forth by the SCC. Full details are in the SCC's Rules Governing Exemption for Large General Services Customers (20VAC-350).

Where does the customer mail their notice for nonparticipation?

  • Energy Conservation Large General Service Exemption Notice, Dominion Energy Virginia, 600 E Canal St, 11th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.
  • All notices of nonparticipation shall be filed concurrently by the customer with the commission's Division of Public Utility Regulation.

When will the customer be notified of exemption status?

  • For rate year beginning in 2021, the utility shall verify the customer's highest measured demand on or before June 1, 2021.
  • Going forward for the rate year beginning in 2022 and beyond, utility will verify the customer's highest measured demand on or before June 1.
  • The utility shall notify the customer of the acceptance of or any deficiency in the customer's notice of nonparticipation on or before June 1.

When will the exemption commence?

  • For the rate year beginning in 2021, exemption will commence with the effective date of the utility's next rate adjustment clause, which has been filed as of September 1, 2021.
  • For the rate year beginning in 2022 and beyond, exemption will commence with the effective date of the utility's next rate adjustment clause.

What is the length of exemption?

  • Once a utility has accepted a customer's exemption request, that customer shall be exempt from any rate adjustment clause approved for the utility by the commission pursuant to $ 56-585.1 A 5 c of the Code of Virginia, beginning with the effective date of the utility's next rate adjustment clause on or after July 1 following the date of acceptance of the exemption request and continuing throughout the life of the customer's energy efficiency improvements described in the customer's notice of nonparticipation.
  • A customer shall notify the utility and the commission if the conditions of the customer's notice of nonparticipation change in any material respect within 60 days of the change.

After acceptance by the utility, is there any annual action needed from the customer?

  • Yes, each customer providing a notice of nonparticipation to its utility shall subsequently furnish yearly reports to the utility and the commission's Division of Public Utility Regulation describing the energy efficiency savings achieved by the customer during each 12-month period in which such notice of nonparticipation is intended to be in effect.
  • The annual reports shall include the status of energy efficiency measures and operational changes included in the customer's notice of nonparticipation.
  • Each customer shall certify that each such annual report demonstrates energy efficiency savings at a level consistent with commonly accepted industry standards for energy efficiency savings obtained by similarly situated customers and adheres to any other regulatory criteria the commission reasonably deems appropriate.
  • Such reports shall be filed on or about March 1 of the year following such customer's filing of its notice of nonparticipation with such March 1 filings continuing thereafter throughout the life of the customer's energy efficiency improvements described in the customer's notice of nonparticipation.
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