Dominion Virginia Power - Solar Purchase Program (Virginia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Virginia

Name Dominion Virginia Power - Solar Purchase Program
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 0.15/kWh

Eligible System Size Residential: 20 kW

Nonresidential: 50 kW

Start Date 2013-06-20
Expiration Date 2018-06-20

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Owned by customers

Terms 5-year contract

No standby charge

Program Administrator Domion Virginia Power
Date added to DSIRE 2013-03-29
Last DSIRE Review 2014-11-06

References DSIRE[1]


In March 2013, the Virginia State Corporation Commission approved a rate program for Dominion Virginia Power customers that install solar PV systems. The rate was approved at 15 cents per kWh with a 5 year contract. Both residential and nonresidential customers are eligible for the program. The program is capped 3 MW, with 60% of the capacity reserved for residential customers and 40% reserved for nonresidential customers. Customers must install a separate meter for the PV system and sell all of the generation back to Dominion. Customers will pay a charge for the meter. Application materials are available on the program web site. Participation is based on a first-come, first-serve basis until it reaches the 3 MW cap.

The program is considered a pilot program that will last for 5 years, at which point the Dominion will decide whether or not to move forward with a permanent program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Dominion Virginia Power

Address P.O. Box 26666

Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23290-0001
Phone (866) 366-4357


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Order Approving Solar Purchase Program (Case No. PUE-2012-00064)

Date Enacted 2013-03-22

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"