Choice For Virginia Customers
Historically, all the components of electric service - generation, transmission and distribution - were combined as one service. Today, the generation part - the electricity itself - is open to choice for Virginia’s non-residential customers with at least a five megawatt (5 MW) load. All other smaller non-residential customers must aggregate their load to meet the minimum 5 MW threshold to maintain the ability to choose a Competitive Service Provider (CSP). An aggregator is a person, local government or organization that brings together a group of customers and negotiates the price and other details for electric supply service on their behalf.
All electric providers in Virginia must be licensed by the Virginia State Corporate Commission (SCC) before they can sign up customers. Additionally, providers must register with the Company. CSPs include companies that supply electricity as a retail generation provider, but they also include aggregators.
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