Mandatory Utility Green Power Option (Virginia)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Virginia

Name Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Incentive Type Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Applicable Sector Utility
Eligible Technologies Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2007-07-01
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-16

References DSIRE[1]


Virginia passed legislation (S.B. 1416) in April 2007 that includes a provision that electricity customers in Virginia have the option to purchase 100% renewable energy from their utility. If their utility does not offer a program that meets the 100% renewable energy requirement, its customers will be permitted to purchase green power from any licensed retail supplier. For information about the green power utilities and suppliers in Virginia, see the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Green Power Network website.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Green Power Purchasing Information
Department Virginia State Corporation Commission

Address 1300 East Main Street

Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23219
Phone (804) 371-9967


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

Authority 1: Va. Code § 56-577
Date Effective 2007-07-01
Date Enacted 2007-04-04

  • 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 (DSIRE)"