The Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) Commercial Distributed Generation Program will pay participating customers an incentive to use their on-site backup generation to reduce consumption of electricity from DVP when electrical demand is high. Participating customers operate their on-site backup generation to supply part or all of their electrical needs during load control events called by DVP. These events typically last 4-6 hours and are limited to a total of 120 hours per year.
A control event is a specific period of time during which participating customers are required to reduce electrical demand from DVP and use on-site backup generation as supplementary power.
A control event may be called at any time with at least 30 minutes advance notice to PowerSecure.
Control events typically last four to six hours; however, during some instances, control events may be called for longer periods. Up to a total of 120 hours of load control may be called in a calendar year.
The program has been approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission for five-year implementation.
DVP has partnered with PowerSecure International, Inc. to implement the program and remotely operate and monitor enrolled backup generation equipment when called upon by DVP. DVP selected PowerSecure because of their extensive experience with installation, remote operation and maintenance of backup generators and associated switchgear.
PowerSecure will enter into individual contracts with participating DVP customers and is responsible for providing incentive payments to participating customers either as a direct payment or in the form of discounted backup generation service or equipment.
Non-residential customers of Dominion Virginia Power are eligible to participate in the program if they:
Participation by a customer is subject to approval by DVP and PowerSecure and is subject to available program funding.
Participating customers may be required to install additional electrical metering at their cost.
You may contact PowerSecure International (757-284-9187) who is DVP’s implementation partner or your Key Account Representative.
Participating customers must provide information requested by DVP to ensure compliance with DVP’s CDG Program requirements and must allow PowerSecure necessary access to install and maintain equipment necessary to remotely operate and monitor backup generation.
PowerSecure will manage load curtailment events and serve as the primary interface with the customer regarding Program implementation.
The program has been approved for implementation for five years. Once enrolled, either Dominion or the participating customer may terminate participation in the program within certain limitations.
PowerSecure International (757-284-9187) who is DVP’s Program implementation partner or your Key Account Representative.
Your incentive for participating is based on the amount of load curtailed and upon the amount of fuel consumed during load control events. The formula for calculation of the incentive is below. DVP has the right to adjust the payment to reflect actual load curtailed (see the Program Terms and Conditions for additional details [link])
DVP will pay Vendor as consideration for its services an incentive payment each month (“Monthly Participation Payment”) based on:
The Monthly Participation Payment will be calculated as follows:
Monthly Participation Payment =
Load Curtailment Capability Payment + Fuel Payment + Variable Operations & Maintenance Adder
Monthly, unless other arrangements are requested from and approved by PowerSecure.
The incentive may be provided in the form of a direct payment or in the form of discounted backup generation service or equipment from the program implementation vendor, PowerSecure.