Dominion Virginia Power to Install State's Largest Rooftop Solar Project at Canon's Gloucester Facility

 Dominion Virginia Power to Install State's Largest Rooftop Solar Project at
                         Canon's Gloucester Facility

- More than 2,000 solar panels to be part of the project

- Will be capable of powering more than 125 homes

- Provides opportunity to study distributed generation and its future

PR Newswire

GLOUCESTER, Va., Dec. 3, 2013

GLOUCESTER, Va., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power will
install more than 2,000 solar panels on the rooftop of Canon Virginia Inc.'s
(CVI) Industrial Resource Technologies (IRT) facility in Gloucester, making it
the largest roof solar system in the Commonwealth.

The project is part of Dominion's Solar Partnership Program, in which Dominion
leases rooftop or ground space at commercial, industrial or public facilities
for installation of solar panels. When operational, the panels at the
Gloucester facility will generate more than 500 kilowatts of electricity,
enough to power about 125 homes.

To view a conceptual drawing of the facility, visit: and click on "Canon Rooftop
Solar Project."

"The Solar Partnership Program is designed to expand Dominion's understanding
of community-based solar energy by studying its impact and assessing its
benefits," said Ken Barker, vice president of Customer Solutions and Energy
Conservation. "The Canon project is our largest installation to date and will
enable us to evaluate the benefits of distributed generation on our system."

Distributed generation is the production of electricity at or near the point
of its consumption. All the electricity generated in the $2 million Gloucester
project will flow to the electric grid for use by Dominion Virginia Power

"Partnering with Dominion Virginia Power fortifies our strong environmental
commitment," said Toru Nishizawa, president and CEO of Canon Virginia and IRT.
"IRT's mission is not only to grow Canon's product recycling efforts, but to
also foster a recycling-orientated society, reduce our environmental impact
through greater management efficiency, and embrace green technologies."

"We are always looking for ways to help businesses work more effectively and
benefit Gloucester citizens," said David N. Meeker, chairman of the Gloucester
Economic Development Authority (EDA), which owns the building. "This is a
positive step for Gloucester, Canon and Dominion Virginia Power.

The EDA endeavors to assist all businesses in Gloucester County to grow and
adopt new processes and technologies that will help them succeed."

The EDA and Gloucester's Economic Development director were partners
throughout the development of this project, working closely with Dominion
Virginia Power, Canon Virginia and Branch Banking and Trust. For more
information on development and business commitment in Gloucester County, visit

PowerSecure (NYSE: POWR), a North Carolina-based company with offices in
Virginia, has been selected as the engineering, procurement and construction
company. Construction is scheduled to start in December; the panels are
expected to be fully installed and operational in early 2014.

In the Solar Partnership Program, Dominion will construct and operate up to 30
megawatts of company-owned solar facilities on leased rooftops or on the
grounds of commercial businesses and public properties throughout the
company's Virginia service area. When fully implemented, the program will be
able to generate enough power for 7,500 homes.

Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), 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

About Canon Virginia Inc.
Located in Newport News, Canon Virginia, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A.,
has been manufacturing products on the Virginia Peninsula since 1985. CVI
serves as Canon's only manufacturing, engineering, recycling and technical
support center in the Americas region. CVI produces new products using
advanced manufacturing methodologies while also serving as a factory service
center providing expert customer service in the repair and refurbishment of
Canon cameras, video recorders and office products. Canon U.S.A. is committed
to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100
percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it
distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and
environmental responsibility. For more information, call 1-757-881-6001 or

SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power

Contact: Daisy Pridgen, Dominion, 804-771-6115,, Bonita
Harris, Dominion-Eastern Region, 757-857-2367,, Rhonda
Bunn, Canon Virginia Inc., 757-881-6229,
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