EPA Selects Dominion Virginia Power As a 2013 Green Power Supplier of the Year

EPA Selects Dominion Virginia Power As a 2013 Green Power Supplier of the Year

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 24, 2013

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dominion Virginia Power has been
named a 2013 Green Power Supplier of the Year by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. The award recognizes green power suppliers that are leaders
in offering voluntary renewable energy to their customers.

"This award speaks volumes about the 19,000 customers in Virginia who have
chosen to support renewable energy development in Virginia," said Ken Barker,
vice president – Customer Solutions and Energy Conservation. "We are proud to
be able to provide our Dominion Green Power® program as an innovative way for
our customers to have a positive impact on the planet and support renewable
energy to meet some or all of their home's energy needs."

"EPA is pleased to recognize Dominion Virginia Power's Green Power® program
with a Green Power Supplier of the Year award for its innovative leadership in
expanding the nation's renewable energy industry," said EPA Administrator Gina
McCarthy. "Through its support and development of new renewable energy
capacity, Dominion Green Power is taking action against climate change and
putting our country on a path to a clean energy future."

Since the program's inception in 2009, participants have supported more than
593,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy. The generation of this green power
has prevented the same amount of carbon dioxide from entering the air as
removing 80,400 average cars from the road for one year, or the equivalent
environmental impact of planting 10.7 million trees that grow to maturity.

The Dominion Green Power Program® offers customers the option to match their
home electricity use with renewable energy by either usage or in fixed monthly
amounts. The fixed option starts at $2 and can be increased in $2 increments
up to the customers' total energy usage. Each $2 block supports 154
kilowatt-hours of green power. The option based on usage adds 1.3 cents per
kilowatt-hour, with a typical household using 1,000 kilowatt-hours paying an
additional $13 per month on their bill.

For more information and to enroll in Dominion Green Power, go to
www.dom.com/VaGreenPower.

The program is certified by the non-profit, third-party organization Green-e®
Energy, which ensures product quality and customer protection. Renewable
energy is purchased in the form of Renewable Energy Certificates from
recently-built wind, solar and biomass facilities in Virginia and the
surrounding region. In 2012, the program supported nearly 34,000
megawatt-hours of electricity from Virginia facilities alone.

In December 2012, Dominion was ranked eighth on the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory's Top 10 Utility Green Power Programs lists in terms of renewable
energy sales, and 10th in terms of total number of customer participants.

Dominion (NYSE:D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of
energy, with a portfolio of approximately 23,500 megawatts of generation,
11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and
6,400 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the
nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of
storage capacity 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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SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power

Website: http://www.dom.com
Contact: Karl Neddenien, (804) 771-6115, Karl.R.Neddenien@dom.com; Chuck Penn,
(703) 796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com; Bonita B. Harris, (757) 857-2700,
Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com
 
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