Dominion Virginia Power Green Power® Program Surpasses 15,000 Participants
-- Environmental savings equivalent to taking 65,000 cars off the road for a
-- Dominion Green Power Program® still open to new customers
-- 'A way for all customers to have a positive impact on the planet'
RICHMOND, Va., April 8, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --More than 15,000 customers are
now signed up for Dominion Virginia Power's Green Power® program and are
supporting renewable energy produced in this region to meet some or all of
their home's energy needs.
The participating customers have packed an impressive environmental punch,
Since the program's inception in 2009, participants have supported more than
480,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy. The generation of this "green"
power has prevented the same amount of carbon dioxide from entering the air as
removing 65,000 average cars from the road for one year, or the equivalent
environmental impact of planting 8,700,000 trees that grow to maturity.
"This program is one way for all customers to have a positive impact on the
planet," said Ken Barker, vice president – Customer Solutions and Energy
Conservation. "It's a great program and part of our effort to offer customers
different options to save energy, money and help the environment."
The Dominion Green Power Program® offers customers the option to match their
home electricity use with renewable energy by either usage or in fixed monthly
amounts. The fixed option starts at $2 and can be increased in $2 increments.
Each $2 block supports 154 kilowatt-hours of green power. The option based on
usage adds 1.3 cents per kilowatt-hour, with a typical household using 1,000
kilowatt-hours paying an additional $13 per month on their bill.
The Dominion Green Power program is certified by the non-profit, third-party
organization Green-e® Energy, which ensures product quality and customer
protection. Renewable energy is purchased in the form of Renewable Energy
Certificates from recently-built wind, solar and biomass facilities in
Virginia and the surrounding region.
In 2011, the program supported more than 26,000 megawatt-hours from Virginia
"With almost 16,000 participants, Dominion Green Power is set to continue to
provide an important and effective green option to Dominion Virginia Power
customers, and support the development of even more renewable energy in our
region in the future," Barker said.
For more information about Dominion Green Power, go to
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of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation.
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