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Va SCC approves Dominion purchase of solar power

Tuesday - 3/26/2013, 11:10am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Dominion Virginia Power has won state approval to buy electricity from customer-owned solar installations.

The decision by the State Corporation Commission will allow homeowners and small businesses to sell solar-generated electricity to Dominion for five years, and to buy all their electricity from the utility. Dominion will buy up 3 megawatts of electricity when its Solar Purchase Program is fully running.

Dominion customer solutions and new technology manager Dianne Corsello tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/10aCBsD ) that the program will encourage more solar generation across Virginia.

Corsello says Dominion will pay 15 cents a kilowatt hour for solar-generated electricity. Customers will buy all their electricity from Dominion at an average price of 10.5 cents per kilowatt hour.

Corsello says applications will be taken beginning June 20.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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