SCC approves voluntary 100% renewable energy offering by Dominion Energy Virginia
The State Corporation Commission has approved a renewable energy rate for Dominion Energy Virginia that will allow customers to voluntarily purchase electric energy provided 100 percent from sources of renewable energy.
Virginia law permits Dominion to design a rate that participating customers may choose to pay to receive all their power from renewable resources. As designed, the rate would charge a premium of $3.98 a month above the standard rate of an average residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, subject to annual adjustments.
Applying applicable Virginia laws, the Commission approved the voluntary renewable energy rider and found that:
- The participating customer is receiving a product that is provided 100 percent from renewable energy.
- The tariff includes safeguards that hold harmless customers who choose not to participate.
- The rate is reasonable for the purposes of the renewable energy product that is being supplied.