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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Energy Efficiency Resource Goal   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/07/2012
Program Overview:
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
Applicable Sectors: Investor-Owned Utility
Electric Sales Reduction10% electricity savings by 2022 relative to 2006 base sales
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Virginia S.B.1416
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Virginia SCC Docket PUE-2007-00049
Authority 3:
Date Effective:
Virginia SCC Docket PUE-2007-00089

In March 2007, the Virginia legislature passed SB 1416 thereby amending Virginia’s earlier electric industry restructuring law, including a energy efficiency goal of 10% electricity savings by 2022 relative to 2006 base sales.

With SB 1416, the State Corporation Commission (SCC) was directed to conduct a series of proceedings to consider whether the 10% goal could be met cost-effectively, determine the mix of programs that should be implemented and their cost, and develop a plan for development and implementation of these programs.

The SCC completed a report verifying the energy efficiency goal of 10% by 2022 was achievable (Case No. PUE-2007-00049) and issued an Order in January of 2008 approving five conservation and energy efficiency pilot projects and four demand response/load management pilots proposed projects proposed by Dominion Virginia Power (Case No. PUE-2007-00089).

More information on Dominion's Energy Conservation Programs can be found on the utility's web site.

  Virginia State Corporation Commission
1300 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 371-9967
Fax: (804) 371-9350
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