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Dominion Virginia Power to buy electricity from small solar power generators

posted Apr 23, 2013, 10:58 AM by Prep Experts   [ updated Apr 23, 2013, 10:59 AM ]

Mar 28, 2013
BY PETER BACQUÉ
Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
 
Homeowners and small businesses soon will be able to sell solar power they generate directly to Dominion Virginia Power.
The State Corporation Commission has approved a request by the Richmond-based electricity company to buy power at above-market rates from customers who own solar-generation installations.

“We feel like this will encourage more solar generation across the state,” Dianne Corsello, the company’s manager of customer solutions and new technology, said Monday.

Dominion Virginia Power’s demonstration Solar Purchase Program will allow qualifying solar customer-generators to sell all their sun-generated electricity to the utility company for five years and at the same time purchase all of their electricity from the company at their current rate.
 

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