Schedule RG Frequently Asked Questions

What is Schedule RG?

Schedule RG is designed to provide large, non-residential customers served under Rate Schedule GS-3 and GS-4 with the option to purchase a greater percentage of their energy needs from renewable energy resources than they currently receive from the company’s existing generation mix.

Is Schedule RG currently available?

Yes.  The program officially launched on April 1, 2014 in Virginia.

How does the program work?

Eligible customers 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 signs 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, are provided under their existing Rate Schedule GS-3 or GS-4.

Who can participate in the program?

The program is available to non-residential customers with:

  1. Demands greater than 500 kW that are served under Rate Schedule GS-3 or GS-4; and
  2. Individual account purchases between 1,000,000 kWh and 24,000,000 kWh annually.

No aggregation of accounts or meters is permitted.

Why is Dominion offering this program?

Dominion is responding to requests from customers, while also hoping to further promote the development of renewable energy in Virginia.

Can the customer request a certain type of renewable generation resource?

Yes, so long as it meets the definition of “renewable energy” under Va. Code 56-576.

Can a customer request a specific renewable facility?

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.

Does the renewable energy resource have to be located within Dominion’s service territory?

No, the renewable energy resource may be located outside of Dominion’s service territory provided the facility is interconnected with PJM and the provider can participate in PJM’s markets.

Can customers request multiple renewable resources?

No. Customers may only select one renewable resource at this time.

How can I enroll in the program?

Fill out the online application and we will follow up with you.

How long will the program be available?

Dominion will have an enrollment period of three years or until the program cap of 240,000,000 kWh or 100 customers is met.

Can customers participate in Schedule RG and net meter?

No. Customers can not participate in the program and net meter.

Are participating customers required to pay any supplemental costs in addition to the renewable generation contract terms?

Yes. Participating customers pay a monthly $500 administration charge.

How many customers can participate in the program?

The program will be capped at an aggregate energy purchase level of 240,000,000 kWh annually or 100 customers, whichever occurs first.

Are there minimum and maximum purchase parameters for customers participating in Schedule RG?

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.

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