Dominion Power buys California solar,...

Dominion Power buys California solar, and Virginians ask, "Why not us?"

There are 7 comments on the Daily Kos story from Apr 19, 2014, titled Dominion Power buys California solar, and Virginians ask, "Why not us?". In it, Daily Kos reports that:

The news broke on April Fools' Day, making Virginians feel we were the victims of a bad joke: Dominion Power announced it had bought six California solar projects, for a total capacity of 139 megawatts .

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Jorja Fox

Lovingston, VA

#1 Apr 20, 2014
But let’s review the facts: Dominion has lavished $6.6 million over the last ten years on Virginia lawmakers, ensuring the company’s dominance in our political process. Dominion writes our energy laws and shepherds them through the legislative committees it controls. It has molded both the rules of the game and the way Virginia regulators apply them: favoring fossil fuel generation such as the expensive Wise County coal plant, ignoring costs to the public from air and water pollution, and blocking all attempts at reform.

Dominion has so shaped Virginia’s energy policy that it wouldn’t get permission from the State Corporation Commission to add a utility-scale solar project to its generation mix today. The company now finds itself a captive within the very walls it built to protect its profit and defend itself from competition, and just at a time when the world outside its walls is offering all kinds of interesting opportunities.

Rumor has it many many pockets have been lined to keep Dominion a very powerful company in this state.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#2 Apr 20, 2014
Jorja Fox wrote:
But let’s review the facts: Dominion has lavished $6.6 million over the last ten years on Virginia lawmakers, ensuring the company’s dominance in our political process. Dominion writes our energy laws and shepherds them through the legislative committees it controls. It has molded both the rules of the game and the way Virginia regulators apply them: favoring fossil fuel generation such as the expensive Wise County coal plant, ignoring costs to the public from air and water pollution, and blocking all attempts at reform.
Dominion has so shaped Virginia’s energy policy that it wouldn’t get permission from the State Corporation Commission to add a utility-scale solar project to its generation mix today. The company now finds itself a captive within the very walls it built to protect its profit and defend itself from competition, and just at a time when the world outside its walls is offering all kinds of interesting opportunities.
Rumor has it many many pockets have been lined to keep Dominion a very powerful company in this state.
When Dominion like many other utilities drown in their own fecal debt and rules, along will come David Crane of NRG energy. He will absorb Dominion and many others before the industry figures out a way to embrace, enhance, and yes even profit from people having their own peak source generation right on their own homes and businesses.
Jorja Fox

Staunton, VA

#3 Apr 22, 2014
Fingers crossed. They are so self absorbed they won't even see it coming.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#4 Apr 23, 2014
Solar sucks
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#5 Apr 24, 2014
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Solar sucks
Yeah right! Spoken like a true institutionalized utility slave. Boss, goin' to eat. Boss, goin' to the bathroom. Boss, goin' to say solar sucks. How much experience HAVE YOU had with solar? Zero, right?

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#6 Apr 24, 2014
Solarman wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah right! Spoken like a true institutionalized utility slave. Boss, goin' to eat. Boss, goin' to the bathroom. Boss, goin' to say solar sucks. How much experience HAVE YOU had with solar? Zero, right?
I don't use solar for the same reason I don't ride a bicycle to work everyday. It's inefficient and dumb.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#7 Apr 24, 2014
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't use solar for the same reason I don't ride a bicycle to work everyday. It's inefficient and dumb.
Yeah, right! You didn't answer the question, HOW MUCH experience do you have with solar? Your running your mouth because it's cheap and easy. This would be a synopsis of your life so far, yes? You mention not riding a bicycle to work "everyday", does this mean there are days when it isn't inefficient and dumb? C'mon Pete, man up, try a couple of panels and micro-inverters and stop lying to yourself.
Try www.Bluepacificsolar.com and see what kind of kits on can buy direct from the company.

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