RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is
seeking public comments on a request by Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) to offer a
rate option for customers who own solar generation installations. The rate option
is one of the components of DVP’s proposed Community Solar Power Program.
According to DVP, the proposed rate program would allow qualifying solar customer-generators
to purchase all of their electricity from the company on their current rate schedule
and to sell all of their solar generation at a fixed price of 15 cents per kilowatt-hour
for a period of five years. DVP would purchase up to three megawatts of energy output
from customer-owned solar generation installations.
The company states that the solar purchase program is designed to promote customer-owned
distributed solar generation facilities and to offer an alternative to net energy
Written comments or a request for a public hearing on the proposal must be submitted
by September 14, 2012. All correspondence should be sent to the Clerk of the State
Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia
23218-2118, and refer to case number PUE-2012-00064.
Interested persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s
website: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and
then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2012-00064.
The SCC is considering the other component of DVP’s Community Solar Program in case
number PUE-2011-00117. In that proposal, DVP seeks to construct and operate up to
30 megawatts of company-owned solar generation facilities at various commercial,
industrial, and public locations.
Case Number PUE-2012-00064