Dominion Virginia Power
171 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
About UsAbout Dominion
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation, 12,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 942 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. Corporate headquarters are in Richmond, Va.
Dominion's strategy is to be a leading provider of electricity, natural gas and related services to customers in the energy-intensive Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S., a potential market of 50 million homes and businesses where 40 percent of the nation's energy is consumed.
DOMINION: 100 Years and Going Strong
In the summer of 2009, Dominion launched a year-long celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of its electric business.
While the company can trace its corporate roots to the late 1790s, it was the formation of Virginia Railway and Power Company on June 29, 1909, that marked the beginning of modern-day Dominion. On that day, three separate streetcar lines in Richmond were merged into one.
Over the next two decades, the company grew into a reputable supplier of light and power and trolley car service, as well as a distributor of natural gas. In 1925, marking a shift from transportation to electricity, Stone & Webster Inc. purchased the company, merged it with the Spotsylvania Co. of Fredericksburg and created Virginia Electric and Power Co., or VEPCO.
Dominion has long invested in communities through programs, volunteer activities and charitable giving. Dominion’s outreach is directed primarily to the states where it provides electricity and natural gas: Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and West Virginia.
It also supports selected civic and charitable endeavors in locations where it has major facilities and business interests.
Volunteering in the Community
Dominion employees have long been active in their communities and have received formal company support for more than two decades.
Each year, employees donate thousands of hours of time and their skills to support a variety of programs. Concern for children and families is a priority of our volunteers.
Employees also organize and lead community projects to meet specific local needs. For the past seven years, employees have identified local parks and educational facilities in 14 states that are in need of repairs and refurbishing.
With materials purchased by the company, volunteers have built outdoor classrooms and nature trails, created outdoor learning gardens and urban tree gardens, and completed other projects that enhance environmental educational opportunities.
Employees also have adopted local schools, where activities include mentoring and tutoring, painting classrooms and building playgrounds.
Energy Conservation: We're Here To Help You Save
Energy Conservation is one of Dominion's Top Priorities
On March 24, 2010, Dominion received approval from the Virginia SCC of an energy efficiency plan that can result in savings for our customers.
Want to know what you can you be doing now to save energy for the environment and save money on your energy bills?
The one sure way to save money on your bills is to reduce your electricity consumption. We have tips and calculators for consumers and businesses to learn about usage and ways to cut consumption.
Please note that reduced energy costs are not guaranteed through implementation of the suggestions provided on this site. However, such suggestions have demonstrated measurable savings in various homes, businesses, and industrial environments when properly implemented.
Partnerships and Endorsements
In addition to information on reducing consumption, Dominion is partnering with the U.S. EPA/DOE ENERGY STAR program to help get the word out about using energy-efficient appliances and making energy-efficiency improvements at home.
We also endorse the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Recommendations, which provides principles and guidelines for state legislatures, public utility commissions and electric utilities to use in orser to meet the nation's growing demand for energy by delivery cost-effective demand-side options.
In addition, Dominion Virginia Power has partnered with EarthCraft House™ Virginia to deliver a voluntary green building program to serve as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce energy consumption and protect the environment in the Commonwealth.
Reporting Power Outages
Dominion's outage reporting system, which consists of call-center representatives as well as an automated voice response unit, can receive calls 24/7. Using the voice-response unit (VRU) is the quickest way to report an outage or downed power lines.
Call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) to report outages or downed lines.