Dominion Virginia Power Honored For Storm Response, Helping Other Utilities Respond

 Dominion Virginia Power Honored For Storm Response, Helping Other Utilities

- Company cited for excellent response to June severe windstorm and for aiding
Northeast utilities following Hurricane Sandy

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 10, 2013

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dominion Virginia Power has
earned two awards for excellence in storm emergency outage restoration from
the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the association of U.S. shareholder-owned
electric utilities representing about 70 percent of the U.S. electric power

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EEI presented its 2012 Emergency Recovery Award to Dominion for the company's
extraordinary effort to restore power to customers following the Derecho
severe windstorm in late June. Dominion also earned EEI's 2012 Emergency
Assistance Award for providing mutual aid assistance in October to
storm-devastated Northeastern electric utilities recovering from the effects
of Hurricane Sandy.

"Getting the lights back on quickly and safely is never easy following natural
disasters," said EEI President Tom Kuhn. "It takes strong commitment,
advanced planning, and great execution. Dominion Virginia Power responded
with all three. They're a great example for the nation's electric power
industry. I congratulate them."

"Dominion is honored to be recognized with these awards," said Thomas F.
Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion. "Our
team strives to effectively prepare for major storms and to restore power to
our customers quickly and safely afterwards. It is all about taking care of
our customers, and I want to personally thank all the hard-working men and
women involved in this ongoing effort."

Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters
of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,400 megawatts of generation
and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion serves retail energy
customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the
company's website at

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