Schedule RG is designed to provide large, non-residential customers served under Rate Schedule GS-3 and GS-4 with the option to contract to purchase a greater percentage of their energy needs from renewable energy resources than they currently receive from the company’s existing generation mix.
No. The program was recently approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. We expect to launch the program on April 1, 2014.
Eligible customers who wish to participate will sign a contract for Dominion to purchase additional amounts of renewable energy as determined by the customer. The customer is responsible for all costs associated with its additional purchase of renewable energy under Rate Schedule RG, including the administrative fee.
Additionally, the renewable energy supplier will sign a power purchase agreement with Dominion equal to the amount of renewable energy to be purchased under the customer’s contract.
The remainder of the customer’s energy requirements, as well as all of the customer’s capacity requirements, will continue to be provided under their existing Rate Schedule GS-3 or GS-4.
The program will only be available to non-residential customers with:
No aggregation of accounts or meters will be permitted.
Dominion is responding to requests from customers, while also hoping to further promote the development of renewable energy in Virginia.
Yes, so long as it meets the definition of “renewable energy” under Va. Code 56-576.
Yes. Customers can select a specific facility provided the facility is interconnected with PJM and the provider can participate in PJM’s markets. Customers are not required to select a specific facility.
No, the renewable energy resource could be located outside of Dominion’s service territory provided the facility is interconnected with PJM and the provider can participate in PJM’s markets.
In order to manage program costs, Dominion intends on allowing customers to select only one renewable resource.
Dominion plans to implement the program on April 1, 2014.
An electronic enrollment process will be offered on our website for eligible customers once the program has launched.
Dominion plans to have an enrollment period of three years or until the program cap of 240,000,000 kWh or 100 customers is met.
No. Customers can not participate in the program and net meter.
Yes. Customers will pay a monthly $500 administration charge.
The program will be capped at an aggregate energy purchase level of 240,000,000 kWh annually or 100 customers, whichever occurs first.
Yes. There is a minimum annual purchase of 1,000,000 kWh and a maximum annual purchase of 24,000,000 kWh per customer. These parameters provide the quantity necessary to make a reasonable energy purchase in the marketplace, while also allowing a reasonable number of customers to participate.