Oct 5, 2009
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power customers can help the environment for as little as $2 per month by supporting renewable "green power." This year, more than 3,500 customers have discovered how easy it is to sign up. A short video about the Dominion Green Power program is available online.
Dominion Green Power has been available since January 1 to customers seeking a way to demonstrate their commitment to protecting the environment by purchasing renewable energy certificates in support of the production and development of renewable energy.
"This voluntary program ensures that renewable energy is delivered to the grid, encourages the development of new renewable power facilities, and reduces the environmental impact of generating electricity from fossil fuels," said Paul D. Koonce, chief executive officer of Dominion Virginia Power.
The additional charge for Dominion Green Power - only 1.5 cents per kilowatt hour - pays for renewable energy certificates and is included as a separate line item on the customer's monthly bill. To view a sample bill, visit Dominion's Web site at www.dom.com/dominion-virginia-power/customer-service/energy-conservation/pdf/greenpower_sample_bill.pdf
Nearly 75 percent of program participants have enrolled in the "100% Option," which adds $15 per month to the bill of a customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity. Other participants prefer to support renewable energy in fixed increments for as little as $2 per month.
October is a perfect time to sign up because it's National Energy Awareness Month. This year's theme is about creating a sustainable energy future.
The Dominion Green Power program has been approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission and achieved Green-e(®) Energy certification from the Center for Resource Solutions, a national nonprofit organization. Green-e(®) Energy is the nation's leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy.
Customers can find out more or sign up for Dominion Green Power by visiting the company's Web site at www.dom.com/vagreenpower or by calling the Dominion Customer Call Center toll-free at 1-888-667-3000.
Dominion is already active in producing power from renewable energy sources and is committed to meeting Virginia's voluntary goal of 15 percent of base year electricity energy sales from renewable energy sources by 2025. The Dominion Green Power program is separate from the company's own renewable energy initiatives.
Additional information about this program will be included soon in the company's Customer Connection bill insert and through promotional material on the regular bill envelopes.
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage systems and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at www.dom.com .
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