Dominion is committed to providing safe, clean and reliable energy. Responsible stewardship of natural resources is one of the essentials of our daily business. Working toward a cleaner, smarter and more secure energy future is our goal. Learn more about our green initiatives and ways you can get involved.
A voluntary program that allows customers to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and to the
production of renewable energy to the power supply. For as little as $2 a month you can help protect the environment while strengthening the economy. For a typical residential customer, participation in the 100 percent option for one year can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 8.5 tons – the equivalent of taking a car off the road for 19 months.
Minimize your energy usage, maximize savings. Our energy efficiency and peak-shaving programs are designed to meet the needs of our customers. It provides environmental benefits in a cost-effective manner that translates into very real financial savings.
Net metering allows eligible customers with generation that is fueled entirely by a renewable resource to interconnect the generator with power from the grid under a net meter arrangement. The output from the renewable power generation is used to offset electricity purchases from Dominion, and the net metering customer is billed monthly for the "net" energy consumed.
Solar Partnership Program
Dominion Virginia Power's Solar Partnership Program encourages and supports the growth of solar energy in Virginia in partnership with our customers. In this pilot program, Dominion installs solar panels on public and private property at strategic sites in our Virginia service area. This will enable us to study the impact and benefits of solar power on our electric distribution system.
Solar Purchase Program
This is a rate program that allows residential and commercial owners of solar installations to sell their energy output and renewable energy credits to Dominion.
Schedule RG is a companion rate and will allow large commercial and industrial customers, served under rate schedules GS3 and GS4, an opportunity to increase the percentage of renewable energy they purchase from Dominion Virginia Power above what is currently provided through Dominion's existing generation fleet.
Virginia State Corporation Commission Renewable Energy Pilot Program
As of December 1, 2013, qualified customers may participate in the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Renewable Energy Pilot Program. The program allows qualified customers to enter into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a third party renewable energy supplier. While this is a SCC program, customers must provide written notice to Dominion if they intend to participate.
Dominion is an active participant in the move to develop and deploy alternative vehicle technologies and fuels to lower green house gas emissions and reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign oil. One way we support the adoption of electric vehicles is by offering pricing plan options for Virginia customers with electric vehicles to help manage charging costs.