Dominion Virginia Power - Solar Purchase Program

June 01, 2020


Note: As the program is approaching its end, Dominion has filed an application with the Commission in 2018 to keep the existing participants on the tariff on a year-to-year basis. The program is now closed to new applicants. 

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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Web Site:
Administrator: Domion Virginia Power
Start Date: 6/20/2013
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: $0.15/kWh
Terms: 5-year contract
No standby charge
Eligible System Size: Residential: 20 kW
Nonresidential: 50 kW
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Transferred to Dominion


This program has 3 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Parameters: The incentive is 0.15 $/kWh
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The system has a minimum of 20.00 kW
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Parameters: The system has a minimum of 50.00 kW-AC


Name: Order Approving Solar Purchase Program (Case No. PUE-2012-00064)
Date Enacted: 3/22/2013


Name: Customer Service Center Dominion Virginia Power
Phone: (188) 836-6828

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.