Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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8/10/22  12:03 pm
Commenter: Joan Kasprowicz

What I would like to see happen in Virginia with regards to our electric energy!

I have lived in Virginia for a long time.  I see that both Maryland and the District of Columbia have made significantly more progress than Virginia with regards to Solar.   Even the energy company serving SW Virginia - Appalachian Power - has made more progress in allowing it's customers to have roof top solar.

Our power supplier - Dominion Energy - has continued to limit and discourage the amount of solar an individual may have.  The ways they do this is to charge an unreasonably high "minimum charge" on our electric bills thereby making rooftop solar less attractive, there is a cap on the amount of rooftop solar individuals in the state can collectively use.  Dominion Energy continues to restrict individual use of rooftop solar more than any power company in the DMV area.

Additionally, micro solar sources - Rooftop Solar or community Solar - will reduce the amount of power outages families experience during storms year round.  It will reduce the need for additional NEW power plant construction.  Thank you

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