Walmart, Target, Costco, Kroger More Seek To Take Competitive Supply In Virginia
The Virginian-Pilot reports on applications from several large customers, including Walmart, Costco, Target, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Safeway and Cox, to take competitive supply in Virginia, as is permitted for large customers
Under Code § 56-577 A 3, retail access to competitive electricity supply is available to certain large customers with demand exceeding five megawatts. Pursuant to Code § 56-577 A 4, for the purpose of meeting this demand limitation, two or more individual nonresidential retail customers of electric energy, whose individual demand during the most recent calendar year did not exceed five megawatts, may petition the Commission for permission to aggregate or combine their demands.
Last year, the Virginia State Corporation Commission approved an application from Reynolds Group Holdings Inc. to aggregate certain of its loads so that it may qualify to take competitive retail electric supply, which marked the first such application in Virginia (story here)