Dominion Joins DOE Effort To Promote Workplace Charging For Electric Vehicles
- Company installs electric vehicle charging stations at its downtown Richmond
- Is one of 48 companies in DOE program to provide employees with EV charging
- Employees pay monthly fee to cover cost of electricity, defray installation
RICHMOND, Va., July 2, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion is one of the first 48
companies in the nation to join the U.S. Department of Energy's Workplace
Charging Challenge, which is designed to help increase the number of U.S.
employers offering workplace charging for electric vehicles.
Earlier this year, Dominion installed two separately metered electric vehicle
charging stations as a pilot program at its Tredegar campus in downtown
Richmond. The stations have two lockable power outlets used by employees who
pay a monthly fee that covers the cost of electricity and gradually reimburses
the company for the installation. The pilot also will test the meter's
capability to control charging during peak demand hours remotely.
"A significant number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles have been sold
over the past year, and workplace charging will be critical to supporting
continued growth," said Mary Doswell, senior vice president-Alternative Energy
Solutions. "By joining the DOE program, we are signifying our intent to assess
the possibility of expanding employee workplace charging beyond the Tredegar
campus, while also sharing our expertise and serving as a model for other
The DOE began its Workplace Charging Challenge in January. Today, each of the
48 companies around the nation has committed to having at least one worksite
provide electric vehicle charging. The initiative will help increase the
convenience of owning an electric vehicle and provide employees with more
options for charging their cars.
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters
of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation.
Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems and
serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about
Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
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