Sustainable Future

Sustainable Future, Cleaner Environment


Committed to Net Zero

Millions of Americans depend on us every day for safe, affordable and reliable energy to heat and power their homes and businesses. They deserve a clean environment today and a healthy planet for future generations. We are delivering. By 2050, we will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our electric and natural gas operations in all 18 states where we do business.


Dedicated to Protection

We are dedicated to protecting the environment, and work daily to minimize our environmental footprint, protect natural resources and improve the communities we share. View our Environmental Policy Statement for detailed information.

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Cleaner air, cleaner water

Power stations fueled by clean, natural gas now generate more than 40 percent of the energy for our customers. Maintaining water quality is also important to our environmental stewardship efforts. We are leading the way on coal ash pond closures, safely treating and discharging water to meet all quality standards.

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Protecting wildlife and habitats

Protecting the ecosystem around our facilities is an integral part of our commitment to the environment. Avian protection areas help protect native birds such as bald eagles and peregrine falcons. The Wings at Work program helps to foster a suitable habitat for butterflies, bees and birds.

 

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Wind and solar initiatives

Dominion Energy continues to evaluate wind energy projects in Virginia. The company solicited bids in the Fall of 2017 for new solar and onshore wind facilities 10 to 150 megawatts (ac) in size.

In addition, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project could eventually bring more than 2,000 megawatts of wind generated electricity to VA and NC customers. A Community Solar Pilot Program also is planned that will allow VA customers to voluntarily purchase energy from solar facilities.

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When not in use, unplug appliances and you could save an average of $100 dollars per year on your energy bill. 

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Close Your Blinds

During summer months close your blinds to save money and reduce CO2 emissions.

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Install Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Use energy saving light bulbs in your home to reduce CO2 emissions by 400 Kg over the lifetime of each bulb. 



Clean Energy Investments: Proven Results & Continuing Commitments

View our new report on the significant progress we have made over the past two decades toward our environmental commitment and how we are continuing that trend.

  • Converting coal units to natural gas and renewable biomass
  • Achieving sustained efficiency improvements at existing power stations
  • Increasing priority on renewable and clean generation
  • Expanding the range of renewable, energy conservation and efficiency and renewable programs for customers
  • Reducing our own environmental footprint
  • Developing industry-leading position in forging clean energy partnerships with large customers
Clean Energy Investments: Proven Results & Continuing Commitments

2016-2017 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report

2016-2017 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report

> View our report.

We are in a time of change, both in our businesses and the expectations of our stakeholders. A 2017 materiality analysis is helping shape our sustainability strategy by better understanding the issues important to our stakeholders. These issues drive this report's content and organization:

  • Introduction
  • Serving Customers and Communities
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Our Culture
  • Our Business for the Future

Report Sections

  • Introduction
  • About Us
  • Workplace
  • Customers
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Performance