Environmental savings equivalent to taking 65,000 cars off the road for a year
Dominion Green Power Program® still open to new customers
'A way for all customers to have a positive impact on the planet'
RICHMOND, VA — More than 15,000 customers are now signed up for Dominion Virginia Power's Dominion Green Power® program and are supporting renewable energy produced in this region to meet some or all of their home's energy needs.
The participating customers have packed an impressive environmental punch, too.
Since the program's inception in 2009, participants have supported more than 480,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy. The generation of this "green" power has prevented the same amount of carbon dioxide from entering the air as removing 65,000 average cars from the road for one year, or the equivalent environmental impact of planting 8,700,000 trees that grow to maturity.
"This program is one way for all customers to have a positive impact on the planet," said Ken Barker, vice president – Customer Solutions and Energy Conservation. "It's a great program and part of our effort to offer customers different options to save energy, money and help the environment."
The Dominion Green Power Program® offers customers the option to match their home electricity use with renewable energy by either usage or in fixed monthly amounts. The fixed option starts at $2 and can be increased in $2 increments. Each $2 block supports 154 kilowatt-hours of green power. The option based on usage adds 1.3 cents per...