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Dominion Virginia Power Moving Forward with Electric Vehicle Recharging Pilot

RICHMOND, Va. July 26, 2011 Virginia Power

July 11 Oct. 3

Oct. 3 41 cents 94 cents

Virginia has been identified by industry experts as potentially one of the hottest markets for plug-in electric vehicles based on the state’s relatively large number of first-generation hybrid vehicles. Dominion believes there could be 86,000 electric vehicles in the state – equal to 5 percent of all vehicle sales – by 2020. If charged on peak, these vehicles could lead to an increase in the amount of peak-demand electricity that the company must supply that year by about 270 megawatts, which is the equivalent of powering 67,500 homes.   

"We believe many of our customers will purchase electric vehicles and they will recharge them at home," said Kenneth D. Barker, vice president of Customer Solutions and Energy Conservation. "This pilot program will allow us to gauge the impact of EVs on our system, from the power station to the house."

The two experimental rate options as a part of the pilot are:

  • 43 cents

Customers electing the electric vehicle-only rate option will have a second meter installed to measure the energy use specific to recharging the vehicle.

  • 41 cents and 49 cents

Nov. 30, 2014

www.dom.com

SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power

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