Dominion Virginia Power Begins Accepting Applications For Solar Purchase Program

   Dominion Virginia Power Begins Accepting Applications For Solar Purchase

- Pilot program helps offset costs for eligible customers installing solar
power systems

- Dominion Green Power supports projects through REC purchases

- Program expands renewable energy offerings to customers

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., June 19, 2013

RICHMOND, Va., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dominion Virginia Power begins
accepting online applications tomorrow for the company's Solar Purchase
Program, which will help eligible customers offset the cost of adding solar
power to their homes and properties while increasing solar generation in

"We have seen a growing interest from customers since we announced this
program last year," said Ken Barker, vice president-Customer Solutions and
Energy Conservation. "This pilot program, which receives funding through our
Dominion Green Power® program, gives our customers who are interested in
getting power from the sun another option than net metering that could help
them reduce their installation costs."

Customers interested in participating can obtain and submit an application
online at, keyword: Solar Purchase Program. Participation in the
program is first-come, first-serve. The pilot program is limited to a total of
3 megawatts.

Participating customers purchase, install and own the solar generation system
located on their property, but sell the electricity and the associated solar
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) back to Dominion at a premium rate of 15
cents per kilowatt-hour. Participating customers purchase all of the
electricity for their homes or businesses from the company on their current
rate schedule. The Dominion Green Power program directly supports these solar
projects through the purchase and retirement of the RECs produced.

The Solar Purchase Program is an alternative to Dominion's net metering
program in which customers offset their consumption with self-generated
renewable energy using a variety of fuel sources. Currently, about 850
customers participate in the "net metering" program.

Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the
nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of
approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas
transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,400 miles of electric
transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas
storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves
retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion,
visit the company's website at

SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power

Contact: Dominion Virginia Power, Media: Tom Kazas, (804) 771-6115,
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