Virginia

Operations:            Generation / Wholesale

Employees:             ~20

Generation Facilities:

Total: 370 MW

Listing by Fuel Type:

Gas: 1 facility @ 370 (MW net capacity)

Resources

Vistra Assets in State

Facilities Map:
Facilities Detail:
Asset Name Location Fuel MW HD SD CD Market Own %
Hopewell HOPEWELL, VA Gas (CCGT) 370 63 16 4 PJM 100

Market Overview

Interconnection:

  • PJM

Competition Enabler & key statute(s):

  • Legislative
  • Statute(s)
  • Utility Regulations

Utility Territories:

  • A&N Electric Cooperative (A&NEC)
  • Appalachian Power (APCO)
  • BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC)
  • Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative (C-BEC)
  • Community Electric Cooperative (CEC)
  • Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC)
  • Dominion Energy Virginia (DEV)
  • Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC)
  • Northern Neck Electric Cooperative (NNEC)
  • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC)
  • Prince George Electric Cooperative (PG)
  • Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC)
  • Southside Electric Cooperative (SSEC)
  • Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC)

Registered Electric Retailers:

Electric retailers may obtain a license from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) provide electric service either as a Competitive Service Provider (CSP) or as an Aggregator. To be licensed, a CSP must demonstrate to the State Corporation Commission that it has the technical and financial capability of providing service to Virginia consumers, and demonstrate that it has access to electricity supply. An aggregator works like a buying club by pooling together larger numbers of customers and then purchasing energy from a CSP on behalf of the whole group. A license may cover the whole state or only the specific service territory of a local distribution company (LDC).

There are two steps a CSP or aggregator must take in order to make competitive offers.

  • Obtain a license* from the SCC.
  • Register with the LDC that serves area where competitive offers may be available. Registration ensures that the process of switching suppliers goes smoothly.

Only those CSPs and aggregators who have completed both steps are ready to make offers. Each CSP and aggregator decides to which consumers it will market and when to begin such marketing.

There are a total of 42 entities registered with the SCC, of which, 15 have CSP licenses, 22 are registered as aggregators and are licensed as both a CSP and as an aggregator. Of these 42 entities, only 10 have completed the required second step of registering with an LDC to actively provide power. These providers are marketing electricity mostly in the Dominion Energy Virginia territory (10 providers) and the Appalachian Power territory (4 providers). Virginia SCC also designates 5 different customer classes that entities can serve, which breaks down as follows:

  Resi Com Ind Gov Edu
All Registrants 16 41 39 14 1
DEV* 4 10 10 2 1
   CSP 1 6 6 1
   AGG 3 6 6 1 1
APCO* 1 4 4 2 1
   CSP 2 2 1
   AGG 1 3 3 1 1

*Number of entities authorized to market retail electric service in the territory. Note that entities may be dual registered to provide both CSP and Aggregator services so those totals may be greater than the total number of entities authorized to provide electric service for the customer class in the territory.

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