Press Release | October 13, 2022

Solar is now much more affordable and accessible thanks to Virginia’s State Corporation Commission

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Today Virginia’s State Corporation Commission ruled that customers participating in Dominion’s Multi-family Solar Program will have to pay the utility an administrative charge of $16.78 per month, drastically lower than the $87.68 figure Dominion proposed.  

In response to the announcement, Southern Environmental Law Center Associate Attorney Josephus Allmond released the following statement: 

“For solar to be a real option in every corner of the Commonwealth, it must be affordable, and it must be accessible even to people who can’t put solar panels on their roofs. We applaud the SCC’s decision today to set the monthly administrative charge for participating in Dominion’s Multi-family Solar Program at a figure that more Virginians can afford, and we’ll keep fighting for policies that make mean all Virginians can reap the benefits of clean energy, improved air quality, and lower utility bills.” 

SELC filed comments on the Hearing Examiner’s report on behalf of Appalachian Voices asking the commission to reject Dominion’s proposed administrative charge for customers participating in Dominion’s Multi-family Solar Program at as much as $87.68, charges whose need Dominion did not adequately demonstrate and which would have resulted in an unworkable program. 

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Tasha Durrett

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