Energy Efficiency Resource Goal (Virginia)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Virginia
Name Energy Efficiency Resource Goal (Virginia)
Incentive Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Applicable Sector Investor-Owned Utility
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Electric Sales Reduction 10% electricity savings by 2022 relative to 2006 base sales

Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-07

Incentive Source


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Virginia State Corporation Commission

Address 1300 Main Street
Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23219
Phone (804) 371-9967
Fax (804) 371-9350

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Virginia S.B.1416
Date Effective 2007-04-04

Authority 2: Virginia SCC Docket PUE-2007-00049
Date Effective 2011-06-08

Authority 3: Virginia SCC Docket PUE-2007-00089
Date Effective 2007-09-08

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  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"