Dominion wants to pay customers for power

Posted at 4:46 PM, Jun 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-21 16:46:35-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Dominion Virginia Power is now accepting applications from customers who want to get paid for generating electricity for the power giant.

In fact, Dominion started accepting online applications this week for the company’s Solar Purchase Program, which will help customers offset the cost of adding solar panels to their homes. The project hopes to increase solar power generation in the state.

Here’s how it works: Customers install solar panels on their homes and then sell the excess electricity back to Dominion. [LINK: Click here to learn more about the program]

“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,” said Dominion Customer Solutions and Energy Conservation VP Ken Barker.

The company said the initiative promotes renewable energy and will also help customers save money.